2017 Aston Martin DB11 vs. Its Competition

2017 Aston Martin DB11 First Drive
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

At $212,000 to start, the Aston Martin DB11 is in a tax bracket most won't see.

Porsche's 911 Turbo S can run up to that price, and probably outperforms the DB11, but it still looks like a $90,000 Porsche.

The Ferrari California is just as special and has a prancing horse on its badge, but the Aston V-12 is too hard to ignore.

Bentley's Continental GT makes all the right noises, and is one of the best GT cars ever built, but it's too long in the tooth to keep up.

Mercedes S-Class Coupes can reach the same price and probably drive more confidently, but the Aston announces its presence with that hood and those looks.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 First Drive2017 Aston Martin DB11
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2017 Porsche 9112017 Porsche 911
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2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition2017 Bentley Continental GT
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2017 Ferrari California T2017 Ferrari California
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Quick Specs
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The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is a statement of style, sound, and speed—in that order.
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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup is more diverse than it's ever been and is still the benchmark by which all full-size luxury cars should be measured.
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The 2017 Porsche 911 is a toe into the waters of modernity with a base turbo engine that gets good fuel economy. Don't be fooled; it's every bit the super car it always has been.
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The 2017 Bentley Continental GT Coupe and Convertible are genteel and refined while also offering brash performance.
The 2017 Ferrari California T embraces a more luxurious lifestyle, but can peel away the road as well as any $200,000 sportscar should.
MSRP From    
$211,995$96,600$89,400$198,500$202,723
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Minicompact CarsLarge CarsMinicompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
CoupeS 550e Plug-In Hybrid SedanCarrera CoupeGT V8 CoupeConvertible
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
45444
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeSedanCoupeCoupeConvertible
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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