Premium luxury automobiles fall into one of two categories: they’re either designed to be blisteringly quick on a race track, or they’re designed to take the passengers across the country in extreme comfort. Aston Martin’s DB11 is for the latter. But for 2018, they added a new version of the DB11 that they promise blends the two.
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8 is new in many ways for Aston Martin. Thanks to a partnership with Daimler – the folks who own Mercedes-Benz – the DB11 V8 uses an engine from the German manufacturer.
It’s more than just a cheaper version of the cross-country brawler. At least, that’s what Aston Martin’s engineers promise. We flew out to San Diego to verify their claims of a driver’s DB11 and devised this list of 8 things you need to know about the 2018 DB11 V8.