The Aston Martin DB11 creates a second entrance in Malaysia today, this time with an eight-cylinder engine as against to a V12-powered version introduced by Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur behind in Sep 2016.
The engine itself is sourced from Mercedes-AMG, that is Aston Martin’s technical partner for a good series of years now. It is a M177 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 that is also used in Mercedes-AMG’s ‘63’ models, though differs from a one used in a AMG GT S. Where a M177 (found in a C 63 S) uses a soppy sump oil system, a M178 in a GT S has a dry sump instead.
In a DB11, a V8 serves adult 510 PS and 675 Nm of torque, that is 98 PS and 25 Nm reduction than what you’ll get with Aston’s AE31 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 (608 PS and 700 Nm). Aston Martin also defended a ZF eight-speed torque converter involuntary delivery instead of adopting a seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch delivery (DCT), with expostulate going to a back wheels.
With 4 reduction cylinders and several modifications to accommodate a V8, including new engine mounts and a retuned cessation setup, a V8 indication is 115 kg lighter than a V12 one (1,760 kg vs. 1,875 kg). In terms of performance, a DB11 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4 seconds and strike a tip speed of 301 km/h, that is 0.1 seconds and 21 km/h slower than a V12 version.
Design-wise, a DB11 V8 is mostly identical to a V12-powered model, maintaining a poetic extraneous shape, Aeroblade channels, clamshell carp and side curlicue vents. Even so, a V8 is identified by a span of carp vents rather than a V12’s quartet, dim headlamp bezels and a singular amalgamate circle finish.
Not most disproportion on a inside, with a identical blueprint showcasing a brand’s revised interior pattern language. A full-colour 12-inch TFT LCD arrangement serves as a instrument cluster, while a second eight-inch shade in a centre is related to a car’s COMAND infotainment complement – another instance of a Mercedes-Aston Martin partnership.
You’re awaiting a DB11 V8 to be labelled next a V12 model, and you’d be right. Where a DB11 V12 starts from “around RM2 million” including internal taxes though before customisation options, a DB11 V8’s bottom cost is estimated during “around RM1.8 million.” So, that one tickles your fancy?
GALLERY: Aston Martin DB11 V8 press photos