Billed as the most significant new Aston Martin since 2003’s DB9, the DB11 takes more than a few design cues from Bond’s DB10 in Spectre. Built on a bonded aluminium chassis, its 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 developed in-house affords the car 600hp, 700Nm1 of torque, 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 200mph. Brogue likes the innovation of the AeroBlade, which reduces rear-end lift. It’s a “virtual spoiler” fed by air intakes at the base of each C-pillar. Air is ducted through the bodywork, before venting as a jet of air from an aperture in the rear decklid. Clever. The interior is fittingly luxurious, and as Aston has partnered with Mercedes for the electronics infrastructure, the old Aston sat nav gets a significant update. The infotainment system is all-new, too, with the a 12in LCD screen acting as the main instrument display, plus an 8in central screen for media. There’s also an optional touchpad with character recognition and gesture control, auto-park assist and a 360-degree birds-eye view camera to help maneuvering at slow speeds.