The Aston Martin DB12 has finally arrived on Malaysian shores. Dubbed a “super tourer”, the DB12 marks the dawn of a new generation of the DB bloodline. It evolves beyond the grand tourers that came before it while still maintaining that classic Aston Martin flair.
This year has been a big one so far for Aston Martin, which celebrates its 110th anniversary and 75 years of the DB line. It has also been a roaring season on the Formula 1 circuit for the British luxury car manufacturer, with big guns like Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso earning podium success.
The DB12’s launch in Malaysia joins Aston Martin’s growing list of grand achievements for 2023.
An image of swift efficiency, the DB12’s front end is flanked by LED headlights with daytime running lamps. Its wider stance complements the iconic Aston Martin grille and streamlined surface detailing.
More than its sleek exterior, the model brings drivers a memorable experience behind the wheel, thanks to its hand-built 4.0-litre Twin-Turbo V8 engine that has been refined by engineers to offer 680PS at 6,000rpm and 800Nm in a wide torque band spanning 2,750rpm and 6,000rpm — a remarkable 34% increase in performance when pitted against the DB11.
The model further sets itself apart from its predecessors with the introduction of an Electronic Rear Differential that goes from fully open to locked in mere milliseconds. Accelerating from a standstill to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds and boasting a top speed of 325km/h, the DB12 is the product of decades-worth of cutting-edge innovation and attention to detail.
Other notable points include the infotainment system that centres around a 10.25-inch touchscreen and a 1,170W surround sound system; the 21in forged alloy wheels that come in three different designs and a range of colours to choose from; and the personalisation services à la Q by Aston Martin that inspirit customers to get creative with their vehicles.
For more information on the DB12, visit astonmartin.com.
This article first appeared on Aug 7, 2023 in The Edge Malaysia.