JULY 29,2023,Kuala Lumpur-The World’s First Super Tourer-Aston Martin DB 12, will be a hot seller in Malaysia , commented Kumara Sooriar Sivanasan ,GM of Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur.
Kumara Sooriar Sivanasan and Khoo Seng Kiong -Country Manager of Wearnes Malaysia and Sarah McDonald – Marketing and Communications Manager ,SEA & ANZ of Aston Martin Lagonda officially unveiled the Aston Martin DB12 priced from RM 1,088,000 (before taxes, duties and customisation).
Aston Martin enthusiasts will be able to get delivery of the car in 8 months, however one lucky buyer can get the only unit available in September. It can be ordered with an extended warranty of up to 20 years.
“The DB 12 elevates driving performance befitting the Super Tourer to the next level synonymous with the Aston Martin brand,”said Kumara Sooriar Sivanasan .” This is truly a new car and not a facelift , the body is 6mm wider in front 22 mm at the back and the front iconic Aston Martin grille is 56 percent larger than the predecessor”
The launch of the Aston Martin DB12 coincides with the 110th anniversary and 75 yrs of the DB model line.
Marek Reichman , Executive VP and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin disclosed ,”DB 12 is our design definition of a Super Tourer. Aston Martin customers are no ordinary motorist, thus we have fused everything together- sense of space, styling ,the handling ,dynamics, powertrain for a whole new driving experience.”
Under the swooping hood of the Aston Martin DB12 lie machinery that are more than capable of matching these grand occasions. The familiar, hand-built 4.0-litre Twin-Turbo V8 engine has been further tuned by Aston Martin engineers to deliver class-leading 680PS at 6,000RPM and 800Nm in a wide torque band spanning between 2,750rpm and 6,000rpm. This marks a notable 34 percent increase in performance when benchmarked against the outgoing Aston Martin DB11.
These higher outputs have been achieved through modified cam profiles, optimised compression ratios and larger diameter turbochargers. To manage increased thermal demands, the DB12 features a completely redesigned cooling system with two additional auxiliary coolers and an additional low-temperature radiator for the charge cooler water circuit. Thermal airflow has also been improved via a 56 percent increase in open apertures allowing more cold air to flow into the radiators, while centrally mounted bonnet vents placed above the twin turbos allow hot air to escape more efficiently.
Power is fed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter and, for the first time on an Aston Martin DB model, an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff) which can go from fully open to 100 percent locked in a matter of milliseconds for maximum response and precise throttle control. Flat out, the DB12 will do 0-100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 325km/h, thanks to its expansive list of powertrain improvements and optimisations.
Ensuring it has the stopping power to match its prodigious pace, the Aston Martin DB12 is fitted as standard with cast-iron 400mm front discs and 360mm rear discs with grooved and drilled faces for improved thermal capacity. These can be upgraded to the optional Carbon Ceramic Brakes (CCB) that raise the bar for resistance to brake fade to temperatures of up to 800°C, all while reducing unsprung mass by 27kg, which in turn benefits ride quality and steering response.
The brakes of the Aston Martin DB12 are shrouded by 21-inch forged alloy wheels with three design variations and a palette of colours and finishes to choose from, all of which offer an 8kg weight reduction over the previous 20-inch offerings. They are paired with the first-ever OEM application of the new Michelin Pilot Sport 5S tyres featuring a bespoke compound tuned to the precise specifications of the Aston Martin dynamics team. The ‘AML’ codes marked on these unique tyres ensure they are not mistaken for off-the-shelf alternatives