Aston Martin DB11 (2016–)
Aston Martin DB11 unveiled
Powered by a 600PS and 700Nm 5.2 litre twin turbo V12 with ACT, the DB11 covers 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds and tops out at 200mph.
It's priced at £154,500. It comes as standard with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, with GT, Sport and Sport+ driving modes plus an alectric power-steering rack and dynamic torque vectoring.
Technical innovations include a 'Curlicue' on the front wing that reduces front and lift, releases high-pressure air from the wheelarch and directs it down the side of the car where it is caught and sent through an ‘Aeroblade’ in the bodywork under the trunk top and out of the back so the car does not need a rear wing.
DB11 now available with a 4.0-litre V8
Producing 510PS and 675Nm of torque, the V8 propels the DB11 from 0-62mph in just 4.0 seconds and on to a top speed of 187mph.
CO2 emissions are 230g/km with and an official fuel economy figure of 28.5mpg. Electronic calibration of the V8 engine has included creating new ECU software and reprogramming the engine and throttle mapping to ensure it possesses the all-important feel and sound for which Aston Martins are renowned.
There are subtle visual differences between the two variants that include a unique alloy wheel finish, dark headlamp bezels and a pair of bonnet vents instead of the quartet featured on the V12. These vents come in a choice of black or titanium-finish mesh, again different from that fitted to the twelve-cylinder variant.
Inside, both V8 and V12 customers have the same standard equipment levels and the same extensive choice of colour and trim options. They can also elect to enhance the specification of their car via the same Option Packs and Designer Specification packages, plus a suite of Q by Aston Martin - Collection options.
The V8-powered DB11 is on sale now with a recommended retail price from £144,900 in the UK.