2024 Aston Martin DB12
Aston Martin is celebrating 75 years of their DB series in the best way possible: a new entry, this DB12.
And they’re so proud of the DB12, they invented a whole new street segment for it: “super tourer.” But what exactly is that?
At its heart is a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine– that’s the “super” part– with 671 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the rear wheels.
As for “tourer”, that denotes a refined level of sporty, yet comfortable ride and handling, which Aston Martin delivers through a combination of stiffer bonded aluminum structure, intelligent adaptive dampers, and an electronic rear differential. Both steering and suspension response are well integrated, and tethered to selectable drive modes ranging from “normal” to “sport-plus.”
STEPHANIE HART: “It’s a comfortable ride in GT mode, and then when you put it in Sport mode and Sport Plus you really feel its sports car soul shining bright.”
When at a standstill, you’ll be able to read the “Michelin Pilot Sport 5S” scripture embedded on the tire sidewalls, grippy rubber wrapping 21-inch wheels. As for the rest of the exterior… Well, despite having just coined the segment, the DB12 looks exactly how we envision a “super tourer” would.
STEPHANIE HART: “To get the full French Riviera experience, I just had to drive DB12 through casino square in Monte Carlo. It’s the star of the show and as you can imagine it’s getting tons of looks.”
And the interior matches with a properly luxurious cabin, completed by the brand’s first in-house infotainment system joined by plenty of physical controls.
The 2024 Aston Martin DB12 is a genre-defining vehicle– literally. On sale now, prospective buyers of this super tourer will need to cough up a cool quarter-million to get behind the wheel of their very own.