2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante: First Drive Review

Paddle Shifters
As we climbed through the Alps, the quick paddle shifters became welcome driving aids. Although a manual gearbox is preferable when available, the DB11 Volante’s automatic transmission performed flawlessly as we made plenty of downshifts and upshifts as the road twisted and turned. There always seems to be power on tap; often downshifts were simply for the accompanying exhaust note.

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