First launched in Malaysia in Sep 2016, a Aston Martin DB11 was offering with a 5.2 litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine and a cost tab around a RM2 million mark. Now, Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur looks set to deliver a V8-powered version after a teaser was posted on a central Facebook page.
The approaching attainment of a DB11 V8 comes reduction than a year after a indication renowned a tellurian premiere in Jun final year. The V8 itself is a 4.0 litre twin-turbo section that is supplied by Mercedes-AMG, Aston Martin’s technical partner.
In a DB11, a indent creates 510 PS and 675 Nm of torque, a latter being usually a small some-more than what you’ll find in a Mercedes-AMG GT offers (650 Nm). Unsurprisingly, it outputs reduction energy than a V12 chronicle with 608 PS and 700 Nm.
Rather than a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, Aston Martin has interconnected a V8 with a ZF eight-speed torque converter involuntary gearbox – good for a 0 to 100 km/h time of usually 4 seconds and 301 km/h tip speed.
Compared to a V12-powered DB11, a arriving indication is 0.1 seconds and 21 km/h slower in both aforementioned opening aspects. However, a DB11 V8 is 115 kg lighter than a V12 during usually 1,760 kg, and comes with opposite engine mounts and soppy sump system. Other revisions embody a retuned cessation and ESP program to safeguard optimal pushing dynamics.
Visually, a V8 indication is renowned from a V12 by a carp with usually dual carp vents (the V12 has four), new amalgamate circle finish and dim headlamp bezels. The interior stays mostly unvaried with a brood of personalisation options accessible by a brand’s bespoke department, Q by Aston Martin.
In other markets, a V8 is some-more affordable than a V12, and that should be mirrored here as well. The usually thing is, would we cite a V8-powered DB11, or one with a large V12?
GALLERY: Aston Martin DB11 V8