Buying a brand-new DB11 brings lots of customisation options, which means you’ll find a variety of specifications on the used market. If that sounds expensive, then you’d be right. The starting price is around £83,000 for early V12s and V8s, and you’ll need upwards of £110,000 for the AMR version.
To put it in context, though, some rivals such as the latest Bentley Continental GT begin at around £120,000 or more. So in some ways it’s a steal (for the type of vehicle) – and it’s a considerably less than buying a new one, which will be upwards of £150,000 even in its entry-level form. For the money, you’re getting a very competent GT car with lots of class, luxury and driver appeal. And, of course, an important little slice of Aston history.
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You won’t have to choose a trim level, but that’s no bad thing given the high standard of kit. However, you do have a choice of bodystyles: a coupé or the convertible Volante, which was launched in 2018. But if you want the open-air DB11, you can’t have a V12: it’s V8 only.
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It isn’t just the V8 that’s from Mercedes. Aston’s technical relationship with Mercedes parent company Daimler also brought in the infotainment system (albeit graphically tweaked), electromechanical power steering, multi-link rear suspension and torque vectoring by braking.