Jakarta (ANTARA) – The first Aston Martin DB12 released recently has been sold in a star-studded charity auction for 1.6 million US dollars or about Rp.24 billion.
Quoting the Carscoops page, on Saturday, the money from the sale of the Aston Martin DB12 at the affAR Gala Cannes charity auction will be used for AIDS research.
“The incredible amount raised through this charity auction highlights the joy of the new DB12 with its unique luxury features and high performance of this model, which elevates it above the current GT range,” said Aston Martin Chairman Lawrence Stroll.
The winning bidder will receive the first DB12, the Launch Edition with an Iridescent Emerald exterior as well as special touches carefully coordinated by Aston Martin’s Q services.
The car being auctioned was also part of Aston Martin’s 110th birthday celebrations. The DB12 has special badging, unique headrest stitching, and special side plates.
The winning bidder will also be given the rare opportunity to have Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Cognizant Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso autographs on the engine cover.
The Aston Martin DB12 has a modern digital instrument cluster, an all-new 10.25-inch entertainment system and high-quality materials.
The entertainment system is no longer from Mercedes, the same cannot be true for the engine, which is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The engine produces 671 hp (500 kW / 680 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, which is more than the old V12.
Thanks to the engine and other changes, the DB12 can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).
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