TopGear season 24 Episode 3 has aired and it includes another classic 2 car TopGear Test Track laptime faceoff - this time between two powerful luxury coupes Aston Martin DB11 and Mercedes-Benz S63 Coupe.
Since Aston Martin DB11 has twelve cylinders, it would have been fair if TopGear brought the V12 S65 instead of S63. But I doubt if extra power would be enough to close the 2.5 second gap. V12 in S65 makes already heavy, luxury-oriented coupe even more heavy and luxury oriented.
Aston did well here, but if failed to beat certain 4-door family car that was featured in previous episode. That just shows that bulky luxury grand-tourers are not built for track days.