2021 Aston Martin DB11

MSRP $205,600

Ranked #12 in Midsize Coupe

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2021 Aston Martin DB11 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 3, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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First introduced in 2016, the Aston Martin DB11 was the replacement for the existing DB9. The DB11 is a perfect specimen of British Wonder which sits between your wit and fantasy. The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 is priced at $205,600 for the base trim and also arrives with a sibling namely the Shadow Edition priced at $222,600. This engineering marvel is adored globally for plenty of reasons. 

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Pros

Elegant and polished fascia

Swift acceleration with congenial ride comfort

Impeccable touring abilities

Cons

Lack of interior finesse

Absence of modern safety and driver assistance aids

Tapered Rear and cramped rear row

What's New?

Dark Accented Embellishments with the Shadow Edition Package

Upgraded Bang and Olufsen Sound System

Redesigned cabin


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$205600

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

208 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

503 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

513 lb.-ft.. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

15.8/14.2 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

110.4 in.

length

186.6 in.

width

76.7 in.

height

50.8 in.

curb weight

3880 lbs.

ground clearance

4.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

86 cu ft.

cargo volume

7.9 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

zero to 100 mph

7.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.7 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

10 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$205,600 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Aston Martin DB11 in Appletree Green color
Appletree Green

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.9

Safety

4.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2021 Aston Martin DB11’s get thrust from a 4L twin-turbo V8 engine which produces a massive 503 horsepower to propel it exquisitely quick. The sleek and provocative fascia, the premium cabin, and the plethora of features that it comes equipped with make anyone drool at the sight of one. The Aston Martin DB11 ranked 17th in the segment in 2020. Let’s find out if it manages to gain ground over its competitors including Bentley Continental GT, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Ferrari Portofino.

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe front view
2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe rear view

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

4.0/10
Safety


2021 Aston Martin DB11 Features

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 comes in a total of two trims. The DB11 V8 happens to be the base and the DB11 Shadow Edition. The standout features of the base variant comprise 20-inch wheels, Adaptive suspension, Power-adjustable heated front seats, 360-degree parking camera, Digital instrument gauges, and many more. The Shadow Edition trim brings features that are confined to cosmetic upgrades both on the inside and outside including Black Accented Headlights, taillights, grille, badges, wheels, and exhaust pipe. 

Trim

Base V8

Shadow Edition

MSRP

$201,820

$222,600

Key Features

20-inch wheels

Adds to the features of the base variant

 

Adaptive suspension

Black Accented headlights, taillights, grille, wheels, and badges

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Black leather and faux suede upholsteries

 

360-degree parking camera

Brake Color matched seat stitching

 

Premium sound system

Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System w/ 16 Speakers, 15-Channel Amplifier & 705 W

 

Digital instrument gauges

SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio

 

In-car Wi-Fi hotspot

20" black aluminum Wheels

Which Trim should you buy?

With two trim options on offer, the 2021 Aston Martin DB11’s base variant is the best bang for the buck. It comes equipped with all the bells and whistles one looks for in the car at the price point and the availability of additional packages like the Technology Plus Interior Pack, which adds more practical features to the top-tier Shadow Edition trim. Moreover, the higher-placed SE trim does not provide any changes to the powertrain for better performance, consequently, spending an additional $20,000 for cosmetic upgrades would not be the best decision.

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 is powered by a 4L twin-turbo V8 engine which is coupled with an 8-Speed Automatic transmission. The duo produces 503 hp and 513 lb-ft torque. Available as a rear-wheel-drive variant, the 2021 DB1’s engine when coupled with other components of its powertrain setup makes for a smooth, engaging, and loyal ride quality. The engine’s reliability, in the long run, is praiseworthy and the coupe makes for an exemplary grand-tourer.

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and covers a quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds. It is a true British-made marvel and the fire-breathing monster under the hood produces an adequate amount of power to ensure an exhilarating, fiery yet supple, and enriching performance. 

Models

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Ferrari Portofino

MSRP

$201,820

$201,225

$204,850

$215,000

Engine

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

3.8 L Twin-Turbo Flat-6

3.9L Twin-Turbo V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

8-speed auto-shift manual with OD and auto-manual

7-speed automated manual

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Power 

503hp @6,000rpm

542hp @ 5,750rpm

580hp @6,750rpm

591hp @7,500rpm

Torque 

513lb-ft @ 2,000rpm

568lb-ft @ 2,000rpm

516lb-ft @2,100rpm

561lb-ft @3,000rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.8

3.9

2.8

3.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

11.7

11.8

10.5

10.9

Top-Speed (MPH)

208

204

205

211

In terms of power, the 2021 Ferrari Portofino leads, while the 911 Turbo S and Continental GT follow. The DB11 trails in power by a significant margin. While the Continental GT is low on power it has the highest torque on paper; that too placed in the lower rev band. While all three contemporary cars of the 2021 Aston Martin DB11 are AWD variants, they feature distinct transmission setups and the Porsche is the only vehicle that uses a flat-6 engine in the segment.

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S can cover 0-60mph the fastest at mere 2.8 seconds, thanks to its optimized aerodynamics, lightweight and agile nature, it reaches the quarter-mile mark in 10.5 seconds. Although the DB11 trails in the power and torque numbers, its acceleration is still admirable and eerily similar to the 2021 Bentley Continental GT that takes 3.9 and 11.8 seconds to the 60mph and ¼ mile mark. 

How well does the 2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe handle?

The 2021 DB11 Coupe is one of the best GTs you can buy for the price. The steering is responsive and loyal because of the newly designed axle which is lighter in weight. The ride quality is comfortable and inviting; one can change the modes according to preference through the GT, S+, and S modes which makes the car more responsive to your commands. It performs well in the curves and corners and has less body roll. In the city, the car generally handles well; the sleek body structure treads through the city traffic with ease and maintains a charisma. However, on the highway, the DB11 is an absolute beast. 

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe ride and handling

What remains common between commanding it inside the city and letting it loose on the highways is the comfort the car wraps you around with. The car comes equipped with one of the best suspensions, which easily absorb the shocks and helps maintain a stabilized driving environment. The combinations of superior handling, great dynamics, and superior comfort make it ideal for touring.

Braking Performance

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 comes equipped with admirable braking abilities as well. It comes with 15.8-inch rotors in the front and 14.2-inch rotors at the rear. The efficient braking system helps the car come to a halt from 60mph in just 105 feet. The presence of ABS with brake assist merits the driver’s safety and boosts his confidence to play around with this marvel. It features ventilated disc brakes for the rear wheels which make it a refined performer when decelerating.

Models

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Ferrari Portofino

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

15.8

16.5

16.1

15.4

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

14.2

15

15.4

14.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

3880

4926

3528

3669

60-0MPH (feet)

105

105

97

115

The 911 Turbo S has the largest brake rotors measuring 16.1 and 15.4 inches, respectively and the least curb weight, as a result, the car offers the best braking performance stopping in just 97 feet from 60mph. Bentley despite weighing a ton more than DB11 shows excellent braking performance too, managing a similar halting distance, while the 2021 Ferrari Portofino lurks at the bottom of the table taking 115ft when decelerating from 60 mph to a standstill. 

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Fuel Economy

5.0/10

2021 Aston Martin DB11 returns 18 MPG in the city, 24MPG on the highways, and 20 combined. The fuel tank capacity of the car stands at 20.5 gallons which throws the range to a maximum of 492 miles on highways. These figures are impressive for a sports car and we cannot honestly expect much from the 4L twin-turbo V8 here.

Models

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Ferrari Portofino

MPG (City)

18

15

19

16

MPG (Highway)

24

25

24

22

MPG (Combined)

20

19

21

18

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

20.5

24

17.6

21.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

369/492/410

360/600/456

316/404/369

337/464/379

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT is the clear winner in the segment with its enormous fuel tank of 24 gallons and combined efficiency of 19 MPG, which allow it to cover 600 miles on the highway. While the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is the most efficient on the block managing a combined efficiency of 21 gallons, it alongside the 2021 Ferrari Portofino lose out to their competitors in terms of the overall range.

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Interior

8.0/10

Inside the appealing 2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe is the cabin that looks premium, sleek, and well-composed. The materials used are of superior quality and provide a tender feel. The 2021 DB11 can house 4 people and the seats are comfortable, wide, upright, and cushioned. The seats are wrapped in black leather and faux suede upholsteries and it also offers brake color-matched seat stitching for the Shadow Edition and premium leather for the base variant. 

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe 

The front seats are well placed and provide the driver with a commanding view of the road. It also provides ample head and legroom, while the rear seats are tight and narrow. Other than that, the dashboard looks laid back, functional, and well-composed. At the rear, the car offers 9.5 cubic feet cargo capacity, which is on the lesser side considering the car is a sleek coupe.

Models

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Ferrari Portofino

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.7/42.8/N/A

40.1/NA/41.9

N/A

N/A

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

33.7/NA /41.9

N/A

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

9.5

12.6

4.4

10.3

The 2021 DB11 comes with adequate space for the driver and front passenger, while the rear seats are tight and narrow. While each coupe can seat four passengers, space on the inside for front and rear rows differ in each individual vehicle. The 2021 Bentley Continental GT has proportionate space for both rows and manages the best-in-class cargo capacity of 12.6 cubic feet followed by the 2021 Ferrari Portofino at 10.3 cubic feet.

Standout interior features:

  • Front air conditioning with dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated-cushioned seats for driver and front passenger
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Premium leather upholstery with matched brake color accents
  • Alcantara wrapped ceiling

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 comes equipped with an 8-inch high-resolution touch LCD which is put like a docked tablet and resonates with an upmarket aura. It can be remotely controlled by a rotary knob present on the central console and shortcut buttons on the dashboard. The music system on the base trim comprises a 6-speaker premium sound system with a 400W amplifier and a 9-speaker B&O music system for the Shadow Edition. The Infotainment Unit supports Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Wi-Fi hotspot, and AM/FM Radio. On the Shadow Edition, features like SiriusXM, and a premium 705W amplifier, and speed-sensitive volume controls further add up.

Standout infotainment features:

  • 8-inch high-resolution touch LCD display
  • 6-Speaker and 400W Premium sound system.
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
  • Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System w/ 16 Speakers, 700W-15-Channel Amplifier.
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio.
  • In-car Wi-Fi hotspot with Internet Access.
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with pinch-to-zoom.

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Exterior

9.9/10

The Aston Martin DB11 looks expensive and sleek and the 2021 MY exterior, looks more sharp and hostile than the previous year’s model. The side curves are prominent and seductive; the well-designed exterior silhouette makes the car look premium from all aspects. Moreover, the well-curated and low-placed front grille and the oval-shaped LEDs provide a mean look. 

The backside features smoked and sleek tail lamps that make it look sophisticated and rare. What contributes more to the vehicle’s beauty is the 20-inch cast aluminum rims, and to be honest it does suit the car. All added up, the combination of all these embellishments makes the coupe stand tall because of its appeal.

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 is one of the heavier cars in the segment weighing 3,880 lbs and is relatively smaller in all overall dimensions when compared to its competitors. Its ground clearance of 4 inches is the lowest in the segment but does give the coupe a true-blue sports car feel. 

Models

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Ferrari Portofino

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,880

4,926

3,528

3,669

Length (inches)

186.6

190.9

177.4

180.6

Width (inches)

76.7

77.3

74

76.3

Height (inches)

50.8

55.3

51.1

51.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

4

5.6

4.3

5

Wheelbase (inches)

110.4

112.2

96.5

105.1

The 2021 Continental GT leads in all aspects of the competition and it also sits on the heavier side weighing a staggering 4,926 lbs. It is the most practically designed vehicle, with the long-wheelbase adding to its interior space and a ground clearance of 5.6 inches giving it better performance capabilities. The Porsche 911 Turbo S has the smallest wheelbase at 96.5 inches, it is the smallest in terms of dimensions, and is also the lightest vehicle in the segment at 3,528 lbs, while the 2021 Ferrari Portofino lies midway between the Bentley and Porsche in terms of overall dimensions. 

Standout exterior features:

  • 20" machined and painted accents Aluminum Wheels
  • LED headlamp with DRLs
  • Painted brake calipers
  • Black Accented headlights, taillights, grille, wheels, and badges.
  • Hands-free entry

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Safety

4.0/10

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 comes with a tensile and rigid chassis. It sits on a unibody frame which is made out of the finest quality steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber. The side impact beams and pillars are well reinforced to the car frame for added strength. It also comes with necessary safety features and driver assistance tech. DB11 is too expensive to be crash-tested by NHTSA and IIHS.

Some of its standout safety features:

  • Emergency braking assist
  • Blind-Spot Monitor (optional)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Cruise Control
  • 360-degree camera view
  • Auto Park Assist (optional)

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Competition

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe vs 2021 Bentley Continental GT

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT might be the better option when power and torque outputs are concerned, but its performance capabilities are hindered by its sheer heaviness and larger dimensions. While the 2021 Aston Martin DB11 is a notch efficient, the Continental GT extends its ascendancy by averaging a higher combined range, providing better and premium quality of materials, and improved practicality with a number of customizable options. 

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe vs 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche remains ahead, with better acceleration and fuel efficiency due to its lightweight and small dimensions. Both cars are distinct in their own manners, the 911 Turbo S performs better in tracks and the DB11 is much more inclined towards touring. Both cars serve different purposes and it is a hard choice between the two.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe vs 2021 Ferrari Portofino

The 2021 Ferrari Portofino is the most expensive car in this comparison, and just like the 911 Turbo it is more of a track-focused car. On the other hand, the latter is more motivated towards touring. However, for the comparison, the Portofino is not only the most expensive car here but also is ahead in terms of performance.

2021 Ferrari Portofino

 

2021 Aston Martin DB11 Final Verdict

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 is one of the most beautiful and exotic coupes or GTs you can buy for this price. Be it a powerful engine, sleek looks, comfortable and premium cabins, decent fuel economy, the car has it all. However, if you conclude from a rationalistic point of view, you will find the other cars perform better and have a lot more to offer when it comes to features. But, it’s a matter of choice at the end of the day, you may be a fan of James Bond and get wooed by an Aston. If you happen to do so, leave all the facts and figures of the other cars; Go, get one, and feed your soul.

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