It’s a sad but true fact that Aston Martin has gone bankrupt seven times.
But the company’s current CEO, Andy Palmer, has been absolutely committed to putting the company on a firm financial footing, and thankfully his efforts seem to be paying off.
We say thankfully because Aston Martin is an important brand. It makes cars that are as beautiful as supermodels, and even His Royal Highness Prince Charles is a fully paid-up fan.
The DB11 is the first of the modern breed of Aston Martins; not just intended to be a showpiece parked up at the kerbside, but delivering a driving experience and quality feel to match.
It’s available with two engine variants – a twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 petrol, and a similarly boosted 4.0-litre V8. The latter comes from Mercedes’ tuning offshoot AMG, with which Aston Martin has a fruitful technical alliance.