Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin DB11

model. 2020 Aston Martin DB11 V8 Coupe
price. $208,686 (incl $3,086 dest)
as tested. $234,086 (incl dest)
top trim: $ If you have to a$k…
seating/style. 4-passenger/2-door coupe
powertrain. 4.0L Twin Turbo V8 with 503 hp
transmission. 8-speed automatic
driveline. RWD
fuel economy. 18/24 city/highway
available. now
words. Rebecca Lindland
visuals. Rebecca Lindland

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In a world of fast turnaround and immediate gratification, knowing it takes 200 hours to hand-craft every 2020 Aston Martin DB11 V8 coupe is astounding. A dedicated seamstress (yes, they happen to all be women) uses seven Bridge of Weir hand-selected hides to create the interior, and it takes 50 hours to paint the exterior. These are not mass assembly vehicles.

Driving a DB11 is not a mass market experience, either. Caressing the sunburst yellow exterior before sliding into that leather interior, I roar to life the rumbling 503-horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. Cruising through backcountry Greenwich, the DB11’s wide, planted foundation, 20” tires, and Sport + mode (one of three) provides all the capabilities to conquer the winding roads.

Moving onto the winding Merritt Parkway, the DB11 goes into full beast mode, with that trademark glorious exhaust note quickly accelerating into triple-digit jailbird territory.

With on-the-fly driving mode adjustments and full use of the ceramic brakes, I’m (nearly) back to the legal limit as I pull into my destination. Heads turn, family comes over for a closer look. My young nephews crawl into the back for a ride. Even they know this is a special car.

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