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The Aston Martin DB11 summed up in about 3 minutes

Jeff Glucker August 15, 2017 Aston Martin Reviews, Featured, Reviews 4 Comments

Gone is the DB9.

It’s moved on so that Aston Martin can begin its Second Century Plan, and with that comes a brand-new DB-badged car. It’s called the DB11, and it’s a properly exotic grand tourer.

With this new plan comes turbochargers, which the DB11 has two of under its finely honed hood. Those forced induction bits help the 5.2-liter V12 engine do its breathing. That gives us 600 horsepower and over 515 pound-feet of torque, which is routed out through the preferred drive wheels thanks to a ZF-sourced eight-speed gearbox.

It’s not cheap. It’s certainly not perfect. It is, however, rather special, and a good sign of things to come in Aston Martin’s second century.

[Disclaimer: Aston Martin tossed us the key fob to the DB11 and dropped the car off with a full tank of fuel. I then crammed a child seat in the back, which makes this the perfect family car.]

  • Sjalabais

    The paint shine on this car in this colour is just breathtaking. Gorgeous! What are the small “black things with hats” on the dash close to each A pillar? Also, I still think the music is a bit too loud in relation to the spoken word in this video. Maybe I’m just getting old though…

    • Dean Bigglesworth

      B&O Hochtöner, i believe. An Aston shouldn’t need any sort of stereo, though. Aren’t we all turning into old grumpy men?

      This might still possibly be my favourite V12 https://youtu.be/M9I7GWllPFY

    • Jeff Glucker

      Yep it’s the part of the Bang & Olufsen sound system.

    • Got similar looking “hats” on my 2017 Kia Soul. Must be a new design idiom for speakers.