Gran Touring - Sports / GT
It may not have been the Aston that we were all waiting for, but the new DB11 is sure to make some changes in the stable.
Up front seems to be all the same as we have come to expect from Aston, but once you hit the windshield you start to see where the DB11 breaks off from the rest. A well raked windshield added with a touch of chrome and you have one well thought out glass canopy. The added touch of chrome and black accents make this canopy seem to float in mid air. This gives that awe inspiring look which most Aston owners are looking for.
Out back the canopy is followed nicely where it touches down on a smooth rear deck-lid. From there we move onto the new band style rear tail lights which add a sore of sinister look to the rear. (Too bad no one thought to add this type of lighting to the front.) From there things get a little odd as you move from a sleek GT rear end into a more track orientated rear. The dark accents are a bit much and should be smoothed out with only are lower diffuser.
Along the side is where you can really see the floating glass canopy as the top of the car really looks like it is separate from the rest of the car. From there you can follow the body line perfectly from front to rear. After that you can gaze upon the lower shadow line which creates another body line making the side of this model seem shorter than it really is. This helps to keep the side from looking all too bland.
Overall the new DB11 is the same old Aston as you would come to expect. The only thing that will really make this model stand out from its siblings, is that floating glass canopy. If Aston really wanted to make a change they would have opted for band lighting and a more professional looking lower front duct and spoiler.
OVERALL SCORE: C