V8 advantage – Aston Martin launches ‘more affordable’ V8 DB11 grand tourer – Telegraph.co.uk
The Aston Martin DB11 – a car we’re already exceptionally fond of – has received a new V8 engine courtesy of Daimler AG.
The DB11 launched with a 5.2-litre V12, a 600bhp engine that propels this luxurious grand tourer to 62mph in 3.9 seconds, and keeps it accelerating past 200mph. The new, smaller 4.-litre twin-turbo V8 is a little slower, with a 0-62mph time of 4 seconds exactly and a top speed of just 187mph.
Both engines will be available to buyers of the DB11, with the smaller V8 priced at a relatively affordable £144,900 compared to the V12’s £157,900 – a saving of £12,000.