Aston Martin DB11: A Timeless Classic
The DB11 is the latest in a long line of exquisitely beautiful Aston Martins- so what makes it so different?
Aston Martin know how to design a car- just look at the DB9, or the Vantage. But I think the DB11 might just be their greatest piece of work yet- in fact, for my money, it's the second most beautiful car in the world. Armed with either a 5.2 litre V12, or a 4 litre V8, this 600hp machine is no slouch. Obviously, the V12 gives it more grunt- 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 200mph compared to 4 seconds flat and 187mph with the V8. It's not heavy either, with a kerb weight of 1875 kg for the V12, and 1760 kg for the V8.
Aston Martin DB11, V8 version
In fact, in addition to the regular coupé V8/V12 DB11s, Aston Martin have also produced the Volante, a convertible model- which, as you can imagine, is gorgeous. The Volante, however, only comes with the V8, and is a shade slower to 60 than the original, at 4.1 seconds- not too shabby for a car that weighs 110 kg more.
Aston Martin DB11 Volante.
And if all that wasn't enough, in 2018 they released one final model of the DB11 called the AMR- an even quicker version of the V12, at 0-60 in 3.5 seconds (!), and a top speed standing at a staggering 208mph.
Aston Martin DB11 AMR.
So this car is quick, extremely beautiful, and fairly light. Downsides? Some may pick a bone with its interior, but I personally like it. Though in truth, interior wouldn't be my top priority if choosing a car. It is also sad to think that due to global warming, V12s may soon be consigned to the history books- removing an integral piece of the DB11's personality along the way. So let's enjoy it while we still can.
Ultimately, my view of the DB11 is that in 20/30 years time we will see this car as an all-time classic- elegance and luxury personified. I am also of the opinion that its successor, the DBS, has failed to live up to the high bar set by the DB11- which goes to show just what a magnificent car it is. A piece of art that would not look out of place in the Louvre alongside other great masterpieces.