Aston Martin is celebrating a victory in this year’s Car Design Award, presented at the Turin motor show in Italy.
The new DB11 was named Production Car of the Year by a jury representing ten international car magazines. The jury stated: “The design team has further evolved Aston Martin’s historical design cues and proportions – an elongated bonnet, aluminium roof and muscular rear fenders – a more daring interpretation. Flowing in an unbroken arc from A-pillar to C-pillar, the dramatic new roof strake adds a new flavour of modernity to the DB11.”
“Every millimetre of DB11 has been re-imagined from the ground up, and every part of DB11 is designed to create the world’s most alluring DB to date,” added Aston Martin’s design boss, Marek Reichman.
Powered by a new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, the DB11 heralds a new design era for Aston Martin and is the first product to be launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ business plan.
The new model, which is also is the most powerful DB car in the brand’s history, will arrive in UK dealerships in October this year.
Mark Kenworthy (left), regional director of Aston Martin Lagonda of Europe, collecting the award in Italy.
Source: Aston Martin