DB11 scores a third of Aston’s annual sales in preorders.
There are numbers of ways you are confirmed you did a great job with a new car. One of them is how people are talking about it; another is the way people is looking at it on the streets. But the most satisfactory is probably by the number of people who puts deposits for your car before you even put it in production.
That's basically the story of Aston's new DB11. Barely a month has passed since its Geneva debut, and over 1,400 clients want it so badly that they've preordered it.
Naturally, that came as a surprise for Aston, too, as brand's chief Andy Palmer declares: "I think we're at more than 1,400 orders now, which is great for a car that we've not really released the whole details about, and isn't available to be purchased until September.”
More surprising is the fact that Aston uses to sell around 4,000 units annually, so the number of requests for the new DB11 will boost production also – the Gaydon-based manufacturer is expecting to grow to about 7,000 units per year.
In case you just feasted your eyes on the thing, but you don't know much about it, there are some facts: it uses a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, good for 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, delivered to the rear wheels thanks to an AMG-developed transmission.