The Aston Martin DB11 is a grand tourer produced by British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin since 2016. It debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 as a replacement to the DB9. It is the first model launched in Aston Martin’s ‘second century’ plan and the first car launched since the company’s tie-up with Daimler AG.
New design features include new roof strakes that separate the body from the roof, available in black or body colour, and the “Aeroblade” intakes in the front strakes.
The bonnet is a ‘clam-shell’ design made from a single piece of aluminium. The DB11 does not use the older Aston Martin VH platform but makes use of an all-new riveted and adhesive-bonded aluminium platform that shifts the emphasis from extrusions to stampings to create more cockpit space which would also underpin future Aston Martin models; including the Vantage.
During the DB11 coupé premiere, over 1,400 cars were ordered. Production officially started on 28 September 2016 with a base price of GB£154,900. To demonstrate commitment to quality, the CEO, Andy Palmer, checked the first 1,000 cars himself.