Aston Martin DB11 vs Bentley Continental GT

Aston Martin's nimble new DB11 takes aim at the established Bentley Continental GT. Which is the best luxury coupé?...

Aston Martin DB11 vs Bentley Continental GT

Our verdict

The Bentley Continental GT is in its teenage years, but it still feels like a suitably premium product. It rides well, offers huge performance in all types of weather and is a hushed cruiser. The trouble is, it’s let down by blunt handling and a woefully outdated infotainment system.

That lets the Aston Martin DB11 take the win. Its sporting edge means slightly more noise at a cruise and a firmer ride, but its sharper handling and raucous V12 engine help to make up for that. It’s the more rounded choice.

Aston Martin DB11 vs Bentley Continental GT

For Keener handling; better infotainment system; slower depreciation

Against Too much road and wind noise; unsettled ride

Verdict Agile, rapid and luxurious. One of the best Astons ever

Read our full Aston Martin DB11 review

2nd – Bentley Continental GT Speed

Aston Martin DB11 vs Bentley Continental GT

For Supremely quiet; more comfortable ride; all-weather performance

Against Ancient infotainment system; blunt handling

Verdict Feeling its age, but still a hushed and comfortable coupé

Specifications: Aston Martin DB11

Engine size 5.2-litre turbocharged V12

List price £154,900

Target Price £154,900

Power 600bhp @ 6500rpm

Torque 516lb ft @ 1500rpm

0-60mph 4.0sec

Top speed 200mph

Gov't fuel economy 24.8mpg

CO2 emissions 265g/km

Specifications: Bentley Continental GT Speed

Engine size 6.0-litre turbocharged W12

List price £168,900

Target Price £168,900

Power 626bhp @ 6000rpm

Torque 605lb ft @ 2000rpm

0-60mph 4.0sec

Top speed 206mph

Gov't fuel economy 19.3mpg

CO2 emissions 338g/km