Following the production of the existing 5.2 litre V12 DB11 in 2016, Aston Martin have now introduced the option of a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, delivering outstanding performance with improved efficiency. The V8 provides 510PS (503BHP) and 675Nm of torque with reduced CO2 emissions of 230g/km1 and an EU combined fuel economy figure of 28.5mpg.
Lighter in weight and even sportier, the more compact engine sits closer to car’s centre enabling improved agility, appealing to drivers drawn to a refined and comfortable GT. Propelling from 0-62mph in just 4.0 seconds, the V8 can reach speeds of up to 187mph. The bespoke air intake, exhaust and wet sump lubrication systems have been perfectly designed to suit the new engine.
Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, Max Szwaj, commented: “As an engineer I find the DB11 a fascinating car. One with great depth of character and ability. Of course the V12-engined variant is an icon - an ultimate, if you like, but the V8 is very much its own car. One with a distinct and carefully crafted character that’s truly seductive. It has been hugely rewarding to put our stamp on this new engine - both in the way it sounds and performs - and to use its impressive attributes as the impetus to reveal a little more of the DB11’s sporting character.
“To be able to offer not one, but two exceptional GT cars is terrific for Aston Martin and our customers. I’m particularly proud that this car is the first to receive an engine supplied by our technical partner, Mercedes-AMG. Not least because thanks to the nature of our relationship with AMG we have been given complete freedom to tailor this exceptional power unit so that it meets the particular needs and demands of an Aston Martin.”
The V8 has slight aesthetic differences to its twelve-cylinder sibling, including a special alloy wheel finish, dark headlamp bezels and a pair of bonnet vents, available in either black or titanium-finish mesh.
The interior provides both V8 and V12 customers the same level of standard equipment, extensive colour and trim options and the option of enhanced specification including Q by Aston Martin.
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Added: 29 June 2017