Aston Martin DB11 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Aston’s DB9 replacement. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the DB11 car range.
The Aston Martin DB11 is the first in a new wave of products for the company - premiering the next-generation aluminium architecture, electronics and engines sourced from 5% stakeholder Mercedes-Benz and a fresh vision from new management. For more information on the DB11, click on our further stories on the links below.
Aston Martin DB11 reviews
Here are quick-links to all of CAR magazine UK's road tests. Plus use the lists at the bottom of the page for more DB11 stories:
60sec road test
The latest Aston Martin DB11 is a sensational machine, taking the art of the 2+2 grand tourer to levels its DB9 predecessor could only dream of. That lightweight aluminium structure is at once lean and mean, wrapped in a more progressive wardrobe penned by design chief Marek Reichman’s team. The days of the matryoshka doll mentality at Aston appear to be over on this evidence. The eleven is available as a coupe or a Volante convertible, which sticks with a folding fabric roof. All the better for hearing the newly downsized 5.2-litre V12 engine, twin-turbocharged to produce 600bhp. It’s a Daimler-sourced lump, but its character suits the Aston well and there’s oodles of torque available low down. The DB11 rides and handles with finesse. Weak points? We’d prefer a little more feel from the steering (hitherto an Aston strength) and from some angles the styling will require some getting used to. But, really - this is a much more sophisticated, more contemporary kind of Aston GT. We like. A lot.
The one we’d buy
The one we’d avoid like the plague
You must be joking, right?
Rivals to consider
Jaguar F-type, Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911
Starring in CAR magazine
'Is it a beautiful car in the traditional Aston mould? The front is easy enough to love with its huge, crisply lined clamshell bonnet that tapers aggressively down towards the road’s surface, managing to be simultaneously modern while recalling legendary Astons past, including the Le Mans winning DBR3 racer. So far, so Aston. But the rear… that bisected C-pillar, the deeply concave tail panel with number plate relocated below? This is radical and likely deeply divisive stuff for Aston fans. And though many will disagree, we love the fact that it is this way, that Aston is coming out fighting, being bold and brave and willing to challenge both our, and its own preconceptions of what constitutes an Aston Martin.' (CAR magazine, September 2016)
Aluminium tech underneath, grunty performance, delicacy of the handling
We’d like our steering feel back please!