The Aston Martin DB11 wears some sleek lines, and its designers worked together with the engineers to ensure as much of its visual sleekness as possible was retained when the grand tourer transitioned from the drawing board to production reality.
In essence, the Aeroblade applied to the DB11 is a virtual Gurney flap which draws air from intakes located at the base of the car’s C-pillars, which then channels air to a slim exit at the rear deck lid, creating an upwards flow of air which aims to redirect air coming from the roof and rear screen of the car in the same way a Gurney flap would do.
This is similar in princple, though not as pronounced in effect as the one on the Z07 pack-equipped C7 Corvette Z06. To that end, the DB11 still employs a small, active spoiler just ahead of the Aeroblade to help its effectiveness; handy, considering the DB11 can do 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 322 km/h, courtesy of 608 PS and 700 Nm of torque from its 5.2 litre, twin-turbocharged V12.
GALLERY: Aston Martin DB11 in Malaysia