Poll: Aston Martin DB11 or Rolls-Royce Wraith?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

In today’s poll we focus on two top-shelf British machines that epitomize elegance, refinement and performance. Which of these beauties would YOU rather own?

It’s a tough question to answer because the brand-new Aston Martin DB11 and the Rolls-Royce Wraith are both so damn compelling in so many ways.

Starting with the former model, this gorgeous 2+2 GT features a lusty, twin-turbocharged V12 engine that displaces 5.2-liters. From this capacity, the company squeezes 600 brake-horsepower and 516 lb-ft of twist.

Working in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission, these figures are enough to catapult the DB11 to 62 miles an hour (100 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds. They also write a check for a top speed of 200 miles an hour. Is that fast enough for you?

Providing immense strength and plenty of lightness is an aluminum-intensive architecture, which is, in typical Aston fashion, wrapped in drop-dead gorgeous styling.

Shifting gears, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is a similar take on the same idea. It’s essentially a two-door version of the ultra-luxury brand’s Ghost sedan. Accordingly, it’s powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 puts out 624 brake horsepower and a mountain of twist, 590 lb-ft to be precise.

Like the DB11, this dozen-cylinder engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, its sole dance partner. Combined, the Wraith’s drivetrain can propel all of its 5,380 pounds to 62 miles an hour in a fleet 4.6 seconds. The car’s terminal velocity is governed at a still-plenty-fast 155 MPH.

As the old saying goes, if you have to ask you can’t afford it. Still, the DB11 has a distinct advantage over its rival countryman when it comes to money. Its starting price is around $212,000, a heady figure to be certain. However, the Wraith blows this Aston Martin out of the water when it comes to cost. They start at about 305 large. Ouch!

And with that, which of these British bruisers would YOU rather own? If you need more information compare them here and don’t forget to vote in our latest poll!

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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