It's the latest supercar from the iconic British motoring brand, and it's an absolute monster of a car. At its heart is a meaty V12 engine, which propels it from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, and then on to a top speed of 200 mph -- all while looking heart-achingly beautiful.
Not bad for $212,000.
It takes over 600 Aston Martin engineers a total of 220 hours between them to produce just one car, and at full capacity, the factory can complete 15 shiny new DB11s in one day.
The DB11 build process takes place inside Aston Martin's 754,000-square-foot facility in Warwickshire, just outside Birmingham, England. I went inside this facility to see how skilled human workers, highly precise robots and an exacting eye for detail come together to produce these amazing machines.
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The car begins its life as a bare aluminium chassis, welded together by both human technicians and robots. Automated robotic arms apply superstrong adhesives used to strengthen the joins in the chassis panels.
Multiple automated sewing machines create the attractive quilted effect on the real leather used on the DB11's seats. Each machine has four stitching heads so it can produce the effect on multiple batches of leather at once -- each one perfectly identical to the others.
The seats start out as these wire frames, which are quickly filled with the electronics needed to move them into your preferred driving position, as well as to heat them, and of course the all-important padding before being expertly wrapped in leather.
Before the dashboard is put in place, all the correct wiring must be threaded throughout the vehicle. An astonishing 1.6 miles of wiring goes into every car, connecting numerous components including the lights, the stereo and the internal heating. The center console, which includes the instrument panels and touchscreen entertainment and GPS unit, is assembled by hand separately and simply slots into place.
The bodywork is painted by a nimble robot spraying arm that can reach all angles of the car quickly and, more importantly, give a very even coat of paint. Aston Martin uses 3 gallons of paint on each DB11 for the base color and the clear coats of gloss that are applied on top.
The paintwork is then given an extremely thorough check under special lights that will show even the smallest of imperfections -- when you're paying this much for a car, you obviously want every bit to be absolutely perfect.
The doors are prepared on a separate construction line. Once painted, the glass windows, along with the electronics required to control them are inserted into each one before the doors are attached to the finished car.
The drivetrain is also built separately from the car, before being moved into position later. It includes parts such as the engine, the radiator, the axles and the brakes -- essentially, all the bits that make the car actually go forward.
Each car is checked for any imperfections in the paintwork or the overall build quality. Technicians use measuring tools to check that the tiny gaps between the car's panels are all even across the car to the company's exacting standards -- if they're not, they're simply sent back to be redone.