The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 provides a special type of theater, with breathtaking visuals and entertaining performance. The astonishing Aston Martin comes as a graceful coupe or a gorgeous convertible that the Brits call Volante. Both body styles are powered by a 503-hp twin-turbo V-8, while a 630-hp twin-turbo V-12 is reserved for the fixed-roof AMR model. Despite different cylinder counts and power ratings, each engine belts out a distinctly terrific tune and provides thrilling acceleration. Regardless of what hardware lies under the Aston’s long and low hood, the 2+2 two-door is a pure grand tourer that’s comfortable cruising through mountainside tunnels or blitzing apexes when the road becomes jagged. Its confident ride and responsive controls play an important role, but it’s the balance of beauty and brawn that makes the 2021 DB11 so gratifying.
Exterior of 2021 Aston Martin DB11
On the front, the DB11 Coupe remains mostly like it used to last year, albeit the new V8 Shadow Edition dips the grille, trims and wheels in a gloss black finish which would add to the standard no-option price of the car. But it looks meaner than ever with this new treatment. The usual DB11 can be had with bespoke everything exterior color, interior leather and stitching, you name it and the “Q” branch at Aston Martin got your back. Almost 3 years into production run, the new Aston Martin design philosophy has been taken well.
The DB11 has one great advantage though unlike the Portofino and 911 Turbo S as it is the only car that looks elegant and sporty at the same time. The Shadow Edition of the new Aston Martin DB11 looks sportier with all its black elements but if you want one, be quick to do so as there are only 300 limits to be made of the same.
All these cars in the segment are exotic cars and will turn lots of heads no matter where you drive it. But each car has a different focus on their design as both the Ferrari Portofino and Porsche 911 Turbo S looks pure sporty than the other cars in the segment. Both the Continental GT and the DB11 Coupe look plusher like what a Grand Tourer should look like. A long hood consuming a V8 and rear wheels are like a chariot carrying you in utter comfort.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
As expected, the inside of every DB11 is a plush environment that can be customized with fanciful leather colors and exotic materials. However, we’ve noticed some inconsistent panel fitment and surprisingly cheap-feeling switchgear. Still, these issues are minor compared with the otherwise extravagant and heart-pounding experience. Every model includes leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, and passive entry. Those who want more upscale features can add a heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats. Unfortunately, there are not many places inside the DB11 to store small items outside of the center-console bin that slides open to reveal cupholders and a useful tray.
Engine and Performance of 2021 Aston Martin DB11
Press the glass-engraved rather plush engine start button inside the cabin, and the 2021 Aston Martin DB11 wakes up from its slumber via the 4.0 twin-turbocharged V8 that is capable of churning out 503 hp and 513 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that is capable of going into overdrive to conserve fuel. The transmission is slick and allows for smooth shifting up and down the gear levels.
Aston Martin always has a way of striking a chord with the driver and the environment, and the DB11 is no different. Whether it’s out on the highway or on a drive to work, the ride offers one of the most exciting experiences that pushes all the right buttons in your body and mind. The 2021 DB11 AMR gets the bigger 5.2L Twin-Turbocharged V12 that pumps out 630 hp and 516 lb-ft and comes in cool dual-tone shades. coupled with an excellent powertrain on offer, the 2021 Aston Martin DB11 also gets top-notch suspension and braking hardware, making it dynamically excellent, similar to that of the competitors.
In comparison to the rest, the Aston Martin is the last one in terms of raw performance prowess since the Porsche 911 Turbo S with its smaller engine carries a pretty big stick. Surprisingly, the Continental GT is also quite powerful, considering its lineage coming from evolved saloon carriages. Each of these exotic machines, provide for a curated driving experience but the DB11 is the least powerful, but also the least expensive.