Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG Reveal V8 DB11
A new DB11 has been revealed carrying the result of the technology partnership between Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG. The car has been fitted with a Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine.
The reveal was done during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The original DB11 has a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine by Aston Martin.
Concerning looks, the V8 DB11 looks strikingly similar to the V12 version with minuscule differences. The hood houses two vents instead of the four previously. Another addition to the exteriors are the dark bezels around the headlamps and a unique set of alloys.
The Mercedes-AMG V8 engine has been slightly modified by the Aston Martin before the vehicle has been placed within the DB11. The throttle mapping has been revised and the engine reprogrammed.
To lower the center of gravity, a different set of engine mounts has been put in use so as to place the car’s engine closer to the ground. Also, ESP software, dampers, suspension bushings, anti-roll bars and springs have been revised for fitting the new engine.
The V8 DB11 produces 503 horsepower and 695 Nm torque. The use of V8 has helped decrease the car weight by 114 Kg, and the car now races forward from 0-100 kmph at just 4 seconds.
The top speed of the Aston Martin DB11 is 300 km/h. The difference of the decreased weight results in improved weight distribution, and dynamics.
The new Aston Martin DB11 V12 variant costs around AED 945,000.