The very first Aston Martin DB11 customer car has rolled off the production line at the Gaydon factory in U.K.
Two months ago, Aston Martin had to bid farewell to the DB9 in order to make room for its much-awaited replacement, the all-new DB11. Production of the gorgeous coupe has kicked off today at the factory in Gaydon and we already know the first 1,000 cars are going to be inspected by none other than Andy Palmer, President and CEO of the company. Deliveries for U.K. customers are scheduled to begin next month, with clients from other areas of the world to follow shortly.
The DB11 represents Aston Martin’s first new model part of the “Second Century Plan” and will be followed by six additional models scheduled to be launched in the next seven years. One of them is going to be a production variant of the DBX concept programmed to hit the streets in 2019 and serve as the brand’s first ever crossover. Unlike the new DB11, the high-riding Aston won’t be put together at home in Gaydon as it’s going to be manufactured at a new plant in Wales following an investment of £200 million (approx. $340M CAD).
Aston Martin says it has already received more than 3,000 orders for the DB11 since the model’s world premiere back in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The DB11 will lose its fixed metal roof to get an electrically-retractable soft top in the spring of 2018 when the DB11 Volante (pictured below) will be launched.
As far as the other models in the pipeline, we already know Aston Martin has teamed up with Red Bull to work on a hypercar of which only 99 units are ever going to be made. Deliveries of the “AM-RB001” are pinned for 2019 and each car will cost in excess of $1.3 million USD.
Further down the line, a mid-engined V8 supercar is expected to go on sale in 2022, while the “Lagonda” name is set to make a comeback on a series of more luxurious cars. Meanwhile, basically all of the existing models will be replaced in the years to come.
Source: Aston Martin