Sitting in the DB11, we saw why. Make no mistake, it’s a beautiful car, and there is the usual assortment of sumptuous materials lining all parts of the interior, but we also noticed that fit and finish isn’t as solid as they used to be. Switchgear made from milled metal in Bobby’s Rapide have become chrome-coated plastic. It’s plusher than, say, a Ferrari 488, but the peerless construction quality that Aston Martin was once renowned for has apparently taken a slight compromise.
This, we’ve been told, is something Herr Moers plans to fix, and we saw some of that improvements when checking out the DBX recently.
Still, take nothing away from the DB11’s many talents to entertain on the move. You won’t get an aggressively edgy driving experience like a Ferrari or Lamborghini, but in true Aston Martin fashion, the DB11 rewards you with a great sense of occasion as you build up the revs, the V8 raising its throaty growl as you accelerate.