7 ways the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is still a 'Bond' car you can buy Page 2


2017 Aston Martin DB11

2017 Aston Martin DB11

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The black matte "Golden" guns

Twin tailpipes machine gun exhaust from the turbo-12 as part of Aston's siren call. Yes, that exhaust is still as mellifluous as before, but this time it can be tamed. A silent start can baffle those twin tips for cold starts to keep the neighbors from calling the real cops, or silent approaches for whatever it is that you do for a living.

2017 Aston Martin DB11

2017 Aston Martin DB11

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An interior view to kill

Stippled leather and bespoke touches help bring the DB11 from parts-bin to plush. In all, the DB11's interior is far more open than the cramped, bolted-in DB9, but it's the small details that set it apart. Crafted leather, conditioned to produce specific noises when rubbed only add to the experience. Finely crafted buttons click with a mechanical satisfaction like a chambered round in a Walther PPK.

2017 Aston Martin DB11

2017 Aston Martin DB11

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Beautiful buttons for your gold fingers

The glass ignition switch and transmission selector buttons may look like the ones in the DB9, but the feeling isn't the same. They all press with a firm, but not sticky, action that reminds us of the glory days of mechanical buttons. The DB11 has touch-sensitive controls, but thankfully these buttons are forever.


 
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