Aston Martin DB11 (DB9 Replacement)

R5

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England
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Crappy FFB in the wheel,saving cost and a few milliliters benzine.
Here's a snippet of a review from someone who isn't just talking out of their ass:

The steering is surprisingly quick and the balance of the chassis is beautiful. Throw it at a fast corner and you get this wonderful feeling of the car leaning into its outside rear wheel and encouraging you to get on the throttle early to drive hard through a corner. It really does inspire confidence and even over the limit you seem to have plenty of time, with the quick steering easily stabilising the angle.

Push the front end hard on a slightly tighter road and you will hear the front tyres chirrup as they reach their limit but the long nose never washes out. There isn’t a great deal of feel through the steering, but it is accurate and there’s a definite sense of solidity and connection in the steering that allows you to push the big car surprisingly hard. Only on a bumpy British B-road does the DB11 feel less happy being hustled because although the fundamental balance remains, the rapid fire nature of the bumps means the damping doesn’t always have time to really control the long travel between hits. Because it’s not ruthlessly tied down it can also feel a little floaty as it moves through its suspension on turn-in.

TL;DR: The steering lacks feel but is actually pretty descent.
 

R5

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7,527
England
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Crappy is exaggeration but no matter what you do the Electric Power Steering will never be as good as normal steering system,this is why I do not like it.
I didn't realise that you were a road tester from the future, apologies.
 
39,116
There have been some pretty disconnected hydraulic racks in sporty cars as well. Electronic steering ≠ Prius any more than hydraulic steering = Lotus.
 
7,695
United Kingdom
Wreckage, Turn 1
PrecisionXCIV
What's a normal steering system? No power steering at all then?

"Normal" power steering sources its energy from the engine, whereas electric power steering (EPS) uses a dedicated electric motor, meaning less power is lost from the engine when steering.
 
9,089
Scotland
Scotland
"Normal" power steering sources its energy from the engine, whereas electric power steering (EPS) uses a dedicated electric motor, meaning less power is lost from the engine when steering.
So why not prefer the purer form of no power steering?
 
7,695
United Kingdom
Wreckage, Turn 1
PrecisionXCIV
Man up then.

This is a grand tourer, not a track day car - Many buyers of the DB11 enjoy leisurely driving and could do without tiresome steering. The Alfa Romeo 4C is an option for those wanting to do without power steering and "Man up".
 

TS050

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Man up then.

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Cale

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CaleDeRoo
EPS also has the advantage in adjust-ability and tune-ability for the OEMs. With different "drive modes" being all the rage these days and trying to make cars have multiple personalities the OEMs can tailor the steering system to each individual mode.