You’ve Heard of a Grand Tourer but What is a Super Tourer? Let’s Take a Look at the Aston Martin DB12

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DB12: The world’s first Super Tourer. | Photo credit: Aston Martin Media

Redefining and reinventing what it means to be a tourer, the new Aston Martin DB12 is the world’s first super tourer.

Aston Martin calls it an “icon risen from 73 years of category defining marvels – now pulsing with connected technology.” So what, exactly makes the new Aston Martin DB12 a super tourer? Let’s take a look!

The interior.

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The DB12 has a bolder, fiercer, sharper, finer interior. | Photo credit: Aston Martin Media

Wrapping every corner in what Aston calls “hand-stitched hedonism” and enticing your senses with state-of-the-art infotainment while fusing cutting-edge screen technology with the intuition of analog controls, this is no mere luxury car. The media has described it as nothing less than a “revelation.” Adds Aston design director Miles Nurnberger: “This is where the really big investment has been.” The reimagined dashboard features a horizontal, full-width vent graphic beneath two 10.3-inch high-resolution screens. They feature ultra-black display technology – one for the instrument panel and one in the center of the car for the infotainment. “We have a reputation for beautiful exteriors, but our interiors were not as special,” Nurnberger notes. The DB12’s interior is awash with exclusive Bridge of Weir leather and there’s an array of buttons across the dash – pure Aston in its aesthetic. “Manual mode is actuated by a button adjacent to the toggle,” Motor Trend noted.

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The exterior.

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DB12. Redefining and reinventing what it means to be a tourer. | Photo credit: Aston Martin Media

From the re-imagined elegant lines and aggressive grille that give it an unapologetic presence, to the raised center console that holds you in the heart of the car, the DB12 reaches new heights of driver connection, performance, and dynamic supremacy. Some “80 percent of the car is new (and) the Aston Martin DB12 delivers all the curbside Aston gorgeousness we expect. What’s new is that the real money has this time been spent on performance and handling hardware, and on stuff that Aston Martin hasn’t always done exceptionally well,” Motor Trend gushed.

All that power.

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The Aston Martin DB12 is cutting through continents, bruising benchmarks, and taming tradition. | Photo credit: Aston Martin Media

It reaches a new height of performance. DB12 raises the simply grand into the superpowered. Spiking pulses with a twin-turbo V8, delivering a class-leading 671 horsepower for a top speed of 202 mph and potent with 590 lb-ft of torque. This super tourer draws from a handmade aluminum heart to drip-feed every drop of performance from its core to the road.Starting at $248,086, this already iconic machine can get you from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and reach a searing top speed of 202 mph.

Pure Aston Martin and pure excitement.

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Wrapping every corner in hand-stitched hedonism and swelling every sense with state-of-the-art design. | Photo credit: Aston Martin Media

From the low and wide two-door’s recognizable design to the bigger grille and the swept-back headlights with a new lighting signature as well as frameless, streamlined side mirrors, the Aston Martin DB12 brings the heat. But the excitement is more than physical. Aston has unleashed incredible power by adding larger turbos and revising the compression ratios. The cooling system has also been completely overhauled as well. The DB12 also rides atop a new suspension with firmer anti-roll bars and the automaker’s new generation of adaptive dampers that support a set of 21-inch wheels inside specially developed Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 summer tires. The rear rubber is now better controlled by the introduction of an electronic rear differential that can go near-instantly from fully open to fully locked. This is the car for your already epic life – a new life of pure excitement and pure adrenaline behind the wheel of the next-generation DB12.

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Other features we love on the Aston Martin DB12

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Piece by piece made from poise and purity to seek exhilaration at the speed of missiles. | Photo credit: Aston Martin Media
    • The next generation DB12 is not just a grand tour, it’s a super tourer – with an exterior and interior to match as well as peerless power and handling.
    • The dashboard design is cleaner and more streamlined, with a plethora of physical switchgear, including rollers for volume and HVAC controls as well as a new electronic shifter.
    • The DB12’s front wheels are directed by an updated electronic steering system that includes a non-isolated steering column that improves feel.
    • A set of standard 15.7-inch front and 14.2-inch rear cast-iron rotors bring this car to a stop in the most thrilling way.
    • A new brake booster improves pedal feel but if you want the ultimate braking experience you can opt for a carbon-ceramic set of brakes that save about 60 pounds of unsprung weight.
    • The Aston Martin DB12 not only has a revised chassis but its bonded aluminum structure is 7 percent stiffer thanks to upgrades made to the car’s underbody braces.
    • The new Aston Martin infotainment system includes a 10.3-inch touchscreen and comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
    • The onboard navigation features 3-D mapping and an online connection.
    • The DB12 now accepts over-the-air software updates and includes a new smartphone app, which provides access to vehicle-specific content as well as subscription services, three of which are free for the first three years.
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     DB12 exemplifies the brand by boldly moving forward. | Photo credit: Aston Martin Media

    Order the Aston Martin DB12 online today through our Aston Martin dealership in Rancho Mirage, CA.

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