2018 ASTON MARTIN DB11 LIGHTNING SILVER – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 744 – Fireball takes a spin with buddy Lou Kahuna in a 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Lightning Silver. Whoa.

The Aston Martin DB11 is a British grand tourer coupe produced by Aston Martin since 2016.

It debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 as a replacement to the DB9. It is the first model launched in Aston Martin’s ‘second century’ plan and the first all-new car launched since the company’s tie-up with Daimler AG.

The DB11 was designed by Marek Reichman, Aston’s chief creative officer and head of design.

It continues the tradition of design focused on 1:3 proportions and includes a number of new and unique design features, including new roof strakes that separate the body from the roof, available in black or body colour and the “Aeroblade” intakes in the front strakes.

These evolve the side strakes from purely visual to functional and channel turbulent air down the side of the car and into intake ducts by the C pillars and forced out at the rear vertically as a ‘virtual’ spoiler, providing down-force.

The bonnet is a ‘clam-shell’ design from the only supplier Aston could find to supply a large, single piece of aluminium.

The DB11 features an all-new riveted and adhesive-bonded aluminium platform that shifts the emphasis from extrusions to stampings to create more cockpit space.

The DB11 V12 is powered by an all-new 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, making it the first turbocharged series-production Aston Martin.

The engine produces 600 bhp and 516 lb⋅ft. The car is equipped with a rear-mounted 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. The DB11 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and reaches 200 mph.

The initial V12 model was joined by a V8 version in the summer of 2017. Powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine developed with Mercedes-AMG, it results in a 115kg weight reduction.

The V8 produces 503 bhp and 498 lb⋅ft, resulting in a top speed of 187 mph and accelerates to 62 mph in 4 seconds.

During the DB11 coupe premiere, over 1,400 DB11 vehicles were ordered.

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