Matt LeBlanc on the Aston Martin DB11: goes like hell, sounds like hell

aston martin db11 v12

That’s the V12, by the way

Remember when Chris Harris drove and approved the Aston Martin DB11 V12? Well, it's now time for Matt LeBlanc to have a go at Gaydon's turbocharged offspring.

There have been voices claiming Aston Martin's ethos lost a leg the day they attached turbos on their engines – which are not entirely theirs, since the V8 comes from AMG – but reviews say the DB11 is still a blast to drive without ditching comfort.

In fact, TopGear's LeBlanc comes to reiterate that the DB11 might be the best all-around Aston of the last 20 years. Or 40 years.

It's also worth mentioning the Friends star drives the V12, which means he's harnessing 600 hp coming from a 5.2-liter powerplant. The other DB11 version, the V8, relies on a bi-turbo 4-liter mill churning out 510 hp as seen inside the likes of Mercedes-AMG GT, E 63 S and C 63 S.

Oh, and it can also drift, buy you knew that already, didn't you?

Here's a quick numbers run-through on the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage.