The DB11 is the successor to the DB9. It uses an all-new 5.2L (5,204 cc) twin-turbocharged V12 engine, making it the first series-production Aston Martin with a turbocharged engine. The engine produces 600 hp (447 kW) and 516 ft·lb (700 N·m). The DB11's transmission is a rear-mounted eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox delivering power to the rear wheels.
When it comes to engines, there really isn’t anything more opulent than a V-12. The Aston Martin DB11 adds twin-turbos to its two inline six cylinders mated at the crank, making this wide-body luxury grand tourer something that pulls hard from idle to redline. It’s hard to believe the DB11 is in the middle of the Aston Martin lineup. With lavish accoutrements and more power than the average driver would even need, the DB11 is looking for an open road to let that V12 breathe, while offering the ultimate in comfort and amenities.
The DB11 offers a relatively higher grip compared to older Aston Martin models, and has a good deal of torque and acceleration. Unfortunately, with probably the poorly spaced gearbox to partially blame, it doesn't have a great top speed and greatly struggles to build up speed past around 180 mph (290 km/h), which, while not bad per se, is quite a step backwards compared to previous models, even though the real-life DB11 can do 200 mph (322 km/h). It is also much heavier than most modern Aston Martin, which makes the handling visibly more sluggish in certain turns.