Ya the power now comes from an Aston tinkered and tuned AMG. Quite good i hear. Honestly I haven't even yet driven one of the new ones. When I head down to finalize the spec in newport Aston will give me their DB11 and a vantage to drive around for a couple days. So should be fun.
I completely see what your saying and honestly I kind of agree. That is why i am keeping my previous DBS as well. But in person this thing is just jaw dropping. When they pulled the covers off off of it I couldn't help to think that a previous generation DBS had a 3 way with a Zagato, and a DB11. I think you will quite love it in person, and the subtle details on the car are super cool. For me the details is what gets me every time with astons. As for numbers it will be in the 300k range and up depending on spec, and production I understand is only 200 in the first 2 years. That is what was said at the unveiling in May, however I need to get some updates on that as well. I am also understanding that they are starting to go the "exclusive" route and reserve flagships for previous customers only. I could be wrong though.
The nav screen is a bit underwhelming. I actually quite like my DBS' hidden flip screen better, however the functionality is cool and when everything else in the car is carbon, leather, alcantera, and brushed nickel or gold it didn't bother me too much. Thanks fortis. Will share the final official spec as soon as I wrap it up.