The all-new model that opens the supertouring category has made its debut among hundreds of celebrities on the Côte d’Azur.
Aston Martin attended the Cannes International Film Festival in its best costume. And this is not a wardrobe, but the new DB12, the model that launches a new generation of sports
Presented at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera and coinciding with Aston Martin’s 110th anniversary, 110 prestigious guests from the worlds of entertainment, sport, art and business gathered to attend at the arrival of what is hope it is a new icon.
Film stars in attendance included Oscar winners Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as Kate Beckinsale, Tobey Maguire, James Marsden and James Bond actor Jeffrey Wright.
They were joined by other showbiz personalities including Grammy-winning rapper, singer and actress Queen Latifah and American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert. The fashion world was also represented by famous models Winnie Harlow, Lais Ribeiro, Alessandra Ambrosio and Poppy Delevingne.
In this celebrity atmosphere and taking advantage of the fact that the Monaco Grand Prix will be held in a few days, F1 drivers Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso have unveiled what the brand calls “the world’s first superturismo”.
It is that the Aston Martin DB12 considers Gran Turismo not enough to name this new vehicle, which aims to define a new category and sets the benchmark in terms of performance, ultra-luxury and style.
At the engine level, it has a 4.0-liter V8 engine with twin turbochargers, which delivers 680 CV and 800 Nm, a power that allows it to reach a maximum speed of 325 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. .
Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman of Aston Martin, said after the event: “The launch of the DB12 not only marks the start of our new generation of sports cars, but also marks a key milestone in our vision to establish Aston Martin as the leading British brand, ultra-luxury amenities desired in the world”.
A showcase of technological luxury
The Aston Martin DB12 offers a series of innovations, highlighting the suspension system with latest generation intelligent dampers which works in conjunction with an electronic power steering system (EPAS) and the electronic rear differential (E-Diff) which improves the agility.
For those behind the wheel, it has five driving modes, plus ESP offers four preset modes (Wet, On, Circuit and Off) to suit different circumstances and conditions.
The DB11 relay motor is mated to an 8-speed sequential automatic gearbox, but in this case it has been recalibrated to accelerate faster and get more performance out of every gear.
Inside, for the first time, Aston Martin gets a Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system and luxurious accents include hand-stitched Bridge of Weir scented leather on the upholstery.
In connectivity, the smartphone connects wirelessly to the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications, and the infotainment system is managed via high-resolution 10.25-inch screens with a Pure Black finish, which offer responsive and fast touch control like lightning.
Despite the high tech, the DB12 retained a few buttons for basic operations, such as gear selection, drive mode and climate control.
For those interested, the new Aston Martin DB12 will be marketed in the third quarter of 2023, but the price has not been revealed.
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