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DB11 in Autocar

It seems that Autocar like it. Rather a lot.

"The Aston Martin DB11 spearheads a completely new model range explosion by Aston. And it's brilliant."

...."If there is a GT car with a better chassis, I have not driven it. There are GT cars with better engines, with no turbos, but this V12 is – really – extremely lovely. There are, perhaps, GT cars with some more pleasing interior elements but again, if you are complaining about this one, you’re perhaps quite curmudgeonly. Are there other things to complain about? Maybe. One test car we tried had a bit of wind noise, another did not but had a notable, but not deal-breaking amount of road noise; these are late pre-production cars. Andy Palmer says he’ll personally sign off the first 1000 customer cars which, on top of what else he has to do, means he’s going to be quite busy. On this showing, everybody at Aston will be."

Aston Martin DB11 - Price: £154,900 Engine V12, 5204cc, twin-turbo petrol; Power 600bhp at 6500rpm; Torque 516lb ft at 1500-5000rpm; Gearbox Eight-speed automatic; Kerb weight 1900kg (approx); Top speed 200mph; 0-62mph  3.9sec; Economy tbc;"

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-revi...ves/2016-aston-martin-db11-review
Nice Guy Eddie

I love the brogue interior, so much so I went on the configurator and built a rather lovely one and would take one over a Conti GT. Unfortunately for Aston I can't afford one
Big Blue

"Like" from me.
Andy C

Wasn't keen on the 2-tone ones at Geneva, however the one colour ones do look good.
Martin

I'm a fan
Humphrey The Pug

That interior looks fantastic, infact the whole car looks fantastic; love the metallic brown.
Twelfth Monkey

Like it, though it's not quite as effortlessly pretty as some they've made, and the seats are just vile.

Bit of an effalump at the scales though.
Nice Guy Eddie

Aston are a very welcoming bunch. Twice now they've let me pour over the DB11, once at Geneva and once at Goodwood. The less said about the Goodwood cars though the better as they had obviously had a very hard life as pre production cars and so many trim items were broken or hanging off. The guy form Aston was a bit embarrassed about it but assured us that the production models would be sorted. I look forward to sitting in one that's been signed off by Palmer and noticing the differences.
Roadsterstu

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
That interior looks fantastic, infact the whole car looks fantastic; love the metallic brown.


It is. Apart from the cheapo air vents.
PG

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
That interior looks fantastic


In a single colour I love the exterior, but I'm really not sure about some of the interior design. As 12th has already said, the seats' stitching looks overly fussy. The steering wheel is hardly a thing of beauty is it? And the cyclops single dial and instrument pod almost looks like an aftermarket add on. If it was a big TFT configurable screen then it might work, but a silver rim of the dial (that looks suspiciously like plastiminium in the photos), very downmarket.



Michael

I see the Mercedes parts bin has been raided there.
simonp

I know why Tesco removed the Hudl from sale now, they sold them all to Mercaston.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

I'm not a fan of massive centre consoles that effectively put a low wall between the two front seats - even if it's finished in leather with nice stitching
Roadsterstu

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
I'm not a fan of massive centre consoles that effectively put a low wall between the two front seats - even if it's finished in leather with nice stitching


Because under that low wall is the back end of the gearbox and a driveshaft?
TreVoR

You wouldn't like the TVR much. The centre console is very much at elbow level and makes the cockpit properly snug.
Martin

Easily solved by getting a sports car with the engine behind you but that's not going to work if you need 4 seats.

I like that snug feeling you get when you sit down low in a car. It was one of the things that I really liked about the 130i, it felt like you were in a coupe / sports car whereas some of the competition felt like you were in an MPV.
PG

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
I'm not a fan of massive centre consoles that effectively put a low wall between the two front seats - even if it's finished in leather with nice stitching


The absolute opposite for me. The higher the tunnel between the front seats the better. Makes that "cockpit" feeling a reality.
JohnC

PG wrote:
The absolute opposite for me. The higher the tunnel between the front seats the better. Makes that "cockpit" feeling a reality.


Me too. I don't know if it goes back to being a boy and lusting after British sports cars which all had huge tunnels.
Grampa

JohnC wrote:
PG wrote:
The absolute opposite for me. The higher the tunnel between the front seats the better. Makes that "cockpit" feeling a reality.


Me too. I don't know if it goes back to being a boy and lusting after British sports cars which all had huge tunnels.


Me as well - when I started driving it was common for the lower models in the range not to have a centre console and then it was added when you got to an XL, GL, GT etc.  They were a popular aftermarket addition back in the days when modifying a car was a lot more popular.

I even built my own for my Mk2 Escort, to go with my sports seats, small leather steering wheel, alloys, engine dress up etc etc - of course youngsters today can easily buy a car that has all that kit factory fitted, but it was more satisfying to do it yourself.

The DB11 looks fantastic BTW

I would be torn between Madagascar Orange or a more sober Arden Green





gonnabuildabuggy

Oddly enough I've seen two of these in the past 9 days. One at the Classic Car show at Earls Barton, and the other parking around the corner from my house.
Grampa

Better in the metal than in photos?

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