All-new for the 2017 model year is the Aston Martin DB11. As a fan of Aston, it’s been very interesting to see how the British company has come together with Germany’s Mercedes-Benz. After ditching the naturally aspirated, 6.0-liter V12 motor for an AMG-sourced mill, we’ve been eager to better understand if this all-new era for Aston is for better or worse. 


One way to get some visibility is by hearing what Jay Leno has to say on the matter. While I am the first to admit I am not his biggest fan, there’s one thing you cannot argue: He has plenty of driving experience in a slew of automobiles. 


That said, he recently took the the road in the DB11 with ex-Stig, Ben Collins, to give us a taste of what’s to come. 


Leno doesn’t push it too too hard — he is wheelin’ a prototype, after all — but it’s still a great look at the new era of Aston Martin. 


**Check out the clip, below!

FIRST DRIVE: Jay Leno hits Willow Springs Raceway to drive the most famous car in the world, the new Aston Martin DB11 before James Bond. Jay takes on legendary Bond stuntman, Ben Collins, in a 2017 Aston Martin Vantage S. Buckle up for back-to-back premiere episodes of Jay Leno’s Garage Wednesday, July 13 at 9p ET/PT on CNBC!


VIDEO: Jay Leno And The Ex-Stig Do Some Wheelin’ And Dealin’ In The Aston Martin DB11 And V12 Vantage S

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