Second Century
Second Century

2nd Century Aston Martin

(2015 - date)

A new chapter in Aston Martin’s history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11. The first product launched under CEO Dr Andy Palmer's ‘Second Century’ plan, DB11 is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline and an authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition. 

Second Century

The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, DB11 became the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history. As such, it is the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003. In 2017, the DB11 was also available with a V8 engine and also became available as an open Volante.

A couple of years later, the DB11 was joined by the ‘new’ AM6 Vantage. Billed as ‘The Hunter’, the replacement for the outgoing VH2 Vantage was both lighter and more powerful. Although the the new car was clearly a development of the well recieved DB10, the Vulcan inspired ‘predator’ grille was controversial and divisive. By 2020 alongside the introduction of the Roadster varient, a new ‘heritage’ or vaned grill was made an option on both new and previously registered cars.

2018, the VH3 Vanquish S was retired; the new DB11 based replacement saw the return of two names from the past. The DBS Superleggera was launched with the tagline “The brute in a suit” came with a 700 bhp twin turbo V12, an output equal to that of the exclusive One-77 from the previous decade.

The final series model of the 2nd Century range had been on the cards from the moment Dr Andy Palmer arrived at AML, maybe even before. Sadly, when the first SUV from Aston Martin, the DBX was properly launched in 2020, Dr Palmer had departed. Traditionalists couldn’t quite understand why a manufacturer of pure sports and GT cars needed to offer a 4 door performance off-road vehicle – yet sales were strong worldwide from day one. The future of the DBX is assured with a hybrid, maybe a V6, a stretched version perhaps and eventually a full electric version due in the next few years.

AM5 (DB11 & DB12)
AM6 - (Vantage & derivatives)
AM7 - (DBS & derivatives)
AM8 - (DBX & derivatives)