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Aston Martin DB11: Britain's finest in pictures

Meet the newest Aston Martin, the DB11. Succeeding the DB9 is no mean feat, can the DB11 do it?

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Andrew Lanxon

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Welcome to the Aston Martin DB11.

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It's the latest car to wear the DB name.

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DB11 is the first Aston Martin to use the "Second Century" design language.

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While it may be more evolution than revolution, that's hardly a bad thing here.

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Because, well, Aston Martin makes some stunning cars.

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The usual Aston hallmarks are there -- the grille is the right size, in the right shape (and in the right place).

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As are the vents behind the front wheels, though they have a purpose now.

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The curlicues (for that is their name) are proper vents now; they relieve pressure in the wheelarch.

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Aston borrowed that tech from its racing program.

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The new hood is a clamshell, which means no more nasty shutlines.

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Notice anything missing? There's no trunk spoiler flip thing...

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Because there's no need for one. Air is fed from vents in the C-pillar (called "Aeroblade") and forced out of the back to form a virtual spoiler.

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You can't see the holes though, can you?

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Those roof rails are custom made for Aston bespoke. Only one place in the world can make them.

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It's powered by a new 5.2-liter V12 turbocharged engine with 600hp and 516 pound-feet.

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Aston says it's good for 200mph and a 0-to-62mph time of 3.9 seconds.

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So it's quick, then. That's good to know.

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DB11's new platform means it's roomier than DB9.

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So much so that you can fit two sets of golf clubs in the trunk now.

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The chassis is stronger than before.

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The engine, mercifully, sounds awesome.

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So much room for activities!

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Keep these on the ground and you're golden.

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The interior features "some of the most imaginative use of leather you'll find in any car." Aston's words, not mine.

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You can even have your leather brogued. How cool is that?

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Here's how that Aeroblade works. Air goes in here...

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...and comes out here. There is a small pop-up spoiler for high speed runs. Probably for the best.

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Objects in this mirror don't look as good as this mirror.

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DB11's interior is a welcome sight compared to DB9's. It's been given a complete overhaul.

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The "Emotional Control Unit" (ECU, or... key) slot has gone from the dash. It's keyless now.

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Interior details were inspired by DB10, y'know - Bond's ride.

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Don't step on this, just glide over it gracefully.

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This is here just in case you forget how many cylinders your engine has.

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The engine, incidentally, has a cylinder shut-off system.

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So with the turbo tech and cylinder shut down, you should be able to drive economically.

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There's the option for a silent start up, too. So your neighbors don't hate you for owning a V12.

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Each of DB11's driving modes (GT, Sport and Sport Plus) adjust the car. GT is soft, Sport less so, while Sport Plus is super hardcore.

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They also adjust how much engine noise is pumped into the cabin, though the noise that gets in isn't a fancy MP3. It's all real.

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The new bonnet vents are a bit good, aren't they?

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Here's the new clamshell looking moody.

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Yes, please. I'll take four.

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