Aston Martin DB11 gains V8 power


Aston Martin has confirmed that its DB11 grand tourer is now available to order with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8.

Producing 503bhp and 675Nm of torque, the AMG-sourced power plant allows the DB11 V8 to complete the benchmark sprint from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds – one tenth of a second slower than its V12-powered stablemate. Top speed is a considerable 187mph.

The British sports car manufacturer has equipped the V8 model with a unique air intake, exhaust and wet sump lubrication systems, while new ECU software has been tailored to suit the character of the DB11.

The new model features the same standard equipment as its V12-powered big brother, and colour and trim options also remain the same.

There are a handful of small styling details between the two models, however. The V8 only has two vents on the bonnet as opposed to four on the V12. There's also a unique finish on the eight-cylinder's alloys, as well as darker headlamp bezels.

Andy Palmer, president and CEO of Aston Martin said: "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."

The V8 DB11 is on sale now, with prices starting at £144,000 - £13,000 less than the flagship V12 model.

Aston Martin DB11 gains V8 power

Aston Martin DB11 gains V8 power