Video: everything you need to know about the new Aston Martin DB12
Aston's new 'Super Tourer' ditches the V12, sharpens up the interior and puts on a new suit. Here's your quick guide
The DB12 is Aston Martin’s new ‘Super Tourer’. The V12 is dead. Emissions finally caught up with it. But it’s not a hybrid nor does it have any form of electric assistance. Instead, the DB12 uses the Mercedes-sourced 4.0-litre twin turbo V8.
For real transformation, step inside. Almost all traces of Mercedes switchgear have been eradicated as Aston has taken the infotainment in-house. Hopefully that’ll be a good thing.
Most importantly, it looks like it means business. The bodywork has been skilfully enhanced. It leans towards the brutish muscularity of the DBS, but modernises those lines with more defined creases. The way the wheels pack the arches, the enlarged intakes, the curvature of the bonnet and broad haunches – it’s a sharp piece of design.
Top Gear magazine’s Ollie Marriage has all the details.
Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. Look out for your regular round-up of news, reviews and offers in your inbox.
Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.