Aston Martin’s definitive GT -
the acclaimed DB11 - is now available with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8
engine. Perfectly complementing the DB11’s existing 5.2-litre twin turbocharged
V12 engine, the V8 has provided the opportunity to reveal more of the DB11’s
sporting character, while expanding its global appeal with a combination of
exceptional performance and improved efficiency.
503BHP and 675Nm of torque, the V8 engine’s potency is beyond question,
propelling the DB11 from 0-62mph in just 4.0sec and on to a top speed of
187mph. This exceptional performance is matched by impressive efficiency: CO2 emissions of 230g/kmand an EU Combined fuel economy
figure of 28.5mpg.
The inherent qualities of this light, compact and characterful power unit make it the ideal choice to sit alongside the existing V12 engine. Aston Martin’s engineering team has tailored the V8 engine perfectly for its application in the DB11 with bespoke air intake, exhaust and wet sump lubrication systems.
To this end Aston Martin engineers designed
new engine mounts, which together with the bespoke, slimline wet sump system
enables the V8 to be mounted as low as possible for an optimised
centre-of-gravity. The V8 engine is also lighter and more compact than the V12,
which contributes to a saving of 115kg and a kerbweight of 1760kg.
There are subtle visual differences between the two variants that include a unique alloy wheel finish, dark headlamp bezels and a pair of bonnet vents instead of the quartet featured on the V12. These vents come in a choice of black or titanium-finish mesh, again different from that fitted to the twelve-cylinder variant.
Inside, both V8 and V12 customers have the same standard equipment levels and the same extensive choice of colour and trim options. They can also elect to enhance the specification of their car via the same Option Packs and Designer Specification packages, plus a suite of Q by Aston Martin - Collection options.
Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said of the V8-engined DB11: “The DB11 is the most complete and sophisticated car Aston Martin has ever made. Now, with this new V8 engine option we have broadened its appeal by offering a car that will bring the DB11 to more customers around the world while still blessed with the exceptional performance and memorable character that sets Aston Martin apart from its rivals. Having driven the car during its development phase, it is not just the engine that has changed the character of the car, but also the resulting dynamic changes to create a remarkable GT car with its own distinct personality from the V12.”