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Aston Martin announces range-wide MY22 updates

New-age online configurator serves as launch pad for Aston Martin’s MY22 updates

26 Jul 2021

ASTON Martin has used its newly launched configurator to reveal key updates to its MY22 portfolio, most of which revolve around naming and equipment changes.

 

The exception to this is the DB11 V8, which has had an extra 18kW liberated from its AMG-sourced twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre engine, taking the peak kilowatt count from 375 to 393 while maximum torque remains steady at 675Nm.

 

Not only does the extra grunt help better distinguish the DB11 V8 from the smaller and more focused Vantage, it also ups its top speed from 300km/h to 309km/h.

 

Other tweaks to the mid-range GT car include the addition of optional ‘Sports Plus Seats’ while the V12 version has ditched the AMR nomenclature to now simply be known as the DB11.

 

Despite the extra letters being ditched, the V12 version still retains its more aggressive suspension tune as well as its 470kW/700Nm outputs.

 

On the topic of name changes, the flagship DBS Superleggera has be renamed simply as the ‘DBS’ in the name of range simplicity and been gifted some new 21-inch wheel designs, as has the smaller Vantage.

 

The DBX SUV can now be had with 23-inch wheels, Sports Plus seats and wireless phone charging.

 

New interior trim ‘environments’ – ‘Create’, ‘Accelerate’ and ‘Inspire’ – have also been added to the options lists of all models, offering unique combinations of colours and materials.

 

According to Aston Martin, the Inspire environment is the “epitome of luxury”, offering the most premium materials and colourways compared to the more focused and sportier Accelerate environment (sports seats, Alcantara and so-on).

 

The Create environment, as the name suggests, is for those who want the ultimate say in their car’s cabin design with a unique blend of colours and materials offering “a distinct visual aesthetic and design character”.

 

In spite of the DB11 V8’s extra shove, niether it or any of the other models have gone up in price with the MY22 versions priced exactly the same as the MY21s, even though other equipment tweaks are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

First deliveries of the MY22 range are expected to arrive in the final quarter of this year.

 

In the meantime, brand chief executive Tobias Moers claimed the brand will always “go above and beyond to deliver perfection” to its “very busy” customers.

 

“The experience of buying an Aston Martin should be as pleasurable as owning one and our new configurator has been created with this in mind,” he said.

 

“Like many businesses, a proportion of our customers switched over to online buying during the pandemic, so we have improved this process to allow remote customers to receive the full Aston Martin experience.”

 

The premium British marque has sold 68 vehicles in Australia so far this year ending June 30, marking a 70 per cent improvement on the 40 it shifted over the same period last year.


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