Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Whichever engine you choose, the DB11 costs a fortune, but no doubt you’ve already considered that if you’re flicking through the brochure with an eye on purchasing one. Be aware, though, haggling isn’t likely to be fruitful – Aston Martin dealers won’t be offering discounts willingly.
The prospect of day-to-day running costs for a car with eight or 12 cylinders in its engine is no less intimidating that its asking price. CO2 emissions may be comparatively low for similarly engined cars, but the fact is that the DB11 still sits in the top road tax (VED) band. However, that figure will be dwarfed by the insurance premiums and annual service costs – especially when you need a new set of tyres. The same is true of any of the DB11’s rivals, though.