The new Aston Martin DB12 that replaces the DB11 looks an awful lot like the DB11-based DBS. Overlaying images of the two cars, we can’t help but think that when the brand says this car is new, there’s some logic along the lines of “you can’t use the same bolt twice, so here’s a new one” at play.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The DBS is a stunning car— as is the DB11, Vantage and most Aston Martins throughout history — and the DB12 is likewise gorgeous. That long hood and low roof, those bulging haunches stuffed with 21-inch wheels … okay, fine, we haven’t met, but I’d sure like to get to know you.
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The most important new bit is the engine. A version of the same AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that powers the rest of the Aston Martin lineup gets new turbos, camshafts and an updated cooling system to crank out a massive 671 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The brand claims the DB12 will go from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and top out at 202 mph.