THE LATEST MODEL IN ASTON MARTIN’S JAMES BOND-APPROVED DB SERIES MAKES A CAMEO ON THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA. BY GEORGE POLGAR
The latest model in Aston Martin’s DB series makes a cameo on the streets of Philadelphia.
Auto fanatics will instantly recognize Aston Martin’s DB series from its big-screen appearance opposite Daniel Craig in 2015’s Spectre. The DB10 was built exclusively for the 24th installment in the James Bond franchise. Now, the new DB11 is the latest heir to the 67-year-old Aston Martin DB series legend.
No need to resort to a Bond fantasy now that the DB11 has come raging into the ultra-premium luxury performance coupe race. Even amid the lavish hyper-reality of the super car scene, the new DB11 is a stunning evolution, emphasizing its physicality in bold, expressive ways.
From the distinctive front grill to the flawless skin stretched blithely across an aluminum clam shell hood, Aston Martin hit the mark when it described the trunk of the car as “an elegantly turned rear.”
There’s nothing random about the Aston Martin aesthetic, with every aero fold and ripple sculpted by artists under the direction of engineers, measuring airflow and high-speed stability calculations down to milliseconds. Underneath the skin, an all-new lightweight, bonded aluminum structure gives the DB11 high-velocity confidence and swaggering handling prowess.
The interior makes a bold statement by combining the latest infotainment technology with natural materials for an impressive “form follows function” design scheme.
While chatting with Frank Kerbeck about the new DB11 on his showroom floor, the man who arguably knows high-end automobiles better than anyone in Philadelphia opined, “I would say this is one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen.” Drop the mic. 100 Rte. 73 N., Palmyra, NJ, 855-8461500; fckerbeck.com
Off to the races: With a twin turbocharged 5.2- liter V12 engine, the new DB11 is the most powerful DB production model in Aston Martin’s history.