The beauty of the 2024 Aston Martin DB12 is indisputable. Its low-slung body is stop-you-in-your-tracks-and-crane-your-neck-for-a-better-look gorgeous. It has the performance that its overheated looks promise but let its model name lead you to assume that Aston stuffed a V-12 into it. The all-new grand tourer is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 producing 671 horsepower, enough muscle to push the DB12 to a top speed of 202 mph according to Aston. It's a beauty on the inside as well, blending high-quality materials with modern technology. At this point, Aston has only shown the DB12 coupe, but we expect to see a convertible Volante variant joining the lineup soon.
What's New for 2024?
Long, low, and sleek, the new DB12 is an entirely new model for Aston, what the company describes as a "Super Tourer." Deliveries are expected to begin during the third quarter of this year, though Aston hasn't given a starting price yet. So far only a coupe has been announced, but we think a convertible Volante will be revealed shortly as well.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
As things stand now, there are no trim choices to be made for the DB12, but we expect that pricing will fall somewhere between the DB11 and DBS models, with a future Volante model to command a premium over the coupe.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
In true grand tourer fashion, the DB12 is a performance thoroughbred. The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 in the belly of the DB12 produces 671 horsepower, enough to spring the car to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 202 mph, says Aston. The power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission and electronic rear differential. We can't speak to the ride or handling of the DB12 as we haven't gotten behind the wheel yet, but we'll update this story once we do.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
As a grand-touring sports car, interior comfort is just as important as performance. Fittingly, Aston adorned the interior of the DB12 with a blend of high-end materials. Hand-stitched leather wraps most every surface from the seats to the dash. Cargo room counts in a car made for travelling. We don't have specifics on how many carry-on suitcases will fit in the DB12 yet but will update the story once we get our hands on a DB12 for testing.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The DB12 comes with a brand's first in-house infotainment system. A 10.25-inch center infotainment screen supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An 11-speaker audio system is standard, with a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system available.
As more information becomes available, we'll update this story with more details about:
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage