Aston Martin DB11 order books open

Following the long and successful service of the DB9, Aston Martin has released the DB11 at the Geneva Motor Show, and JCT600 will be selling the new GT model.

The new 600hp addition to the Aston Martin range is the first of the ‘Second Century’ initiative that will see the faces of Aston Martin’s sports cars change considerably, with a new line of models coming in over the next few years.

As the first of this new generation, the DB11 is a more than able replacement for the DB9, which had been Aston Martin's GT model since 2003, and carries on the design ethos of the company by creating a great looking car.

This model also marks the end of the naturally aspirated engine for the Warwickshire-based company, with a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 powering this model to 200mph.

You may not expect there to be any focus on fuel saving in a car like this, but with cylinder deactivation and stop-start technology, the DB11 has one eye on improved economy at more ordinary speeds.

Inside there's a touch more modernity thanks to some Mercedes know-how. A recent agreement between Aston Martin and Daimler - the parent company of Mercedes-Benz - brings features such as a 12-inch driver's display and an 8-inch infotainment screen.

Also included is a new satellite navigation system, auto-park assist and 360-degree birds-eye view camera, helping to keep your Aston Martin from minor prangs at manouevring speeds.

There is also a lot more space in the boot than its predecessor, with a longer body teamed with the more aerodynamically-efficient design, meaning this DB both grabs the looks of passers-by and is also very practical.

The Aston Martin DB11 will be available to order now and will be sold from the JCT600 Leeds branch for a starting price of £154,900.

Added: 30 March 2016

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