What is it like on the inside?
There’s a handmade quality to most things you touch, like the brogued leather on the doors and the stitching around the sat nav screen. Flick the perfectly sized metal paddles with your fingers and there’s a reassuring ting. A digital instrument cluster brings the car up to date, but also cheapens it slightly – we’d prefer a physical dial with more detail for our £150k-plus, at least for the tachometer.
Squint through the Aston fonts and you might recognise the various media displays as lifted straight from Mercedes. Which, thanks to Aston’s tie-up with the Germans, they are. This felt fresh, exciting and a big step on back when the DB11 launched, but it’s hard to deny it’s already aged a bit in here. Largely because Merc’s own media set-up has taken such a giant leap since. Perhaps future Aston models will use more up-to-date software.
You sit low, but the visibility is still fine, besides the fat A-pillar when you're pulling out of side roads. The parking sensors are so hyperactive in traffic you’ll probably end up turning them off. Important to remember when you come to parking…
The rear seats aren’t exactly big but you can squeeze even six-foot adults back there for short journeys, and kids will be absolutely fine.
Visit the online configurator and you can go wild with the options in here. Check the gallery on the first page to get up close and personal with some of the more intriguing colour options...