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New Aston Martin DB Puts the Touchscreen Out of Sight, Where it Belongs

Aston Martin DB
Aston Martin DB

Aston Martin is teasing the full release of a new DB, which will be the successor to the DB11. Aston is set to reveal the new model on May 24, but the British automaker has released a few photographs to drum up excitement for what could turn out to be the Aston Martin DB12, as Car and Driver reports.

The photos show off the side profile of the new DB and its front end. We can clearly see the silhouette of an Aston clad in the brand’s characteristic green finish and bronze wheels. Good combo. But we also partially see the infotainment layout of the new DB, which will feature a major overhaul of the cabin complete with a screen that’s integrated into the car’s center stack. And its glorious.

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Aston Martin DB Infotainment
Aston Martin DB Infotainment

Tucked into rows of physical buttons and rotary controllers, the display seems to be built into the center console, sitting below the HVAC vents. The buttons are excellent to begin with, because their placement can be learned and can eventually become muscle memory. But that tucked-in display is rad!

Of course, the display could be just one of multiple screens in the new DB, and there could be yet another at the top of the dashboard. I’m hoping that Aston Martin will skip the multi-display setup and, instead, make use of the driver’s screen behind the steering wheel, similarly to the Ferrari Purosangue, as the Drive reports.

The other major changes on the inside include a redesign of the shifter buttons, which have been tossed out in favor of a selector switch that sits below the prominent engine start button. Overall, it looks like Aston Martin is leaning hard into physical controls, which is great.