The ‘world’s first Super Tourer’ is Aston’s claim, although that’s a term that has been bandied around before, applied to cars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari Roma that bridge the GT/Supercar divide. That’s where the DB12 is aiming though.

It will be V8 only. No hybrid assistance to give a useful power (and weight…) boost, either. The final figures are 671bhp and 590lb ft. More than either the Porsche or Ferrari can muster. 0-62mph in 3.6secs since you’re asking, and still a 202mph top end.

UK pricing hasn’t yet been announced. But prices are going to have stepped up markedly – and deservedly – from the DB11. Expect a £185,000 starting point.

So, is Aston’s mission to become a genuine sporting brand, rather than a touring one, finally taking shape? TopGear Magazine’s Ollie Marriage heads to Monaco to drive the DB12 and find out.

00:00 Intro
00:25 Driving in Monaco
01:04 Driving impressions
07:28 The everyday supercar
08:56 Dynamic impressions
10:03 Conclusion

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