The Aston Martin DB11 has received a new V8 engine.
Courtesy of Daimler AG, the smaller 4.-litre twin-turbo V8 is a little slower than the standard V12, with a 0-100km/h time of 4 seconds exactly and a top speed of 300km/h.
But compared to the V12, which keeps accelerating over 330km/h, that’s nothing.
However, while both engines will be available to buyers, the DB11 with the V8 engine is priced at “relatively affordable” £144 900 (R2,4 million), reports The Telegraph.
That’s a whopping £12 000 less than the V12.
They said it, not us. We can dream.
The DB11 is the first Aston Martin to receive an engine from German ‘technical partners’ Daimler AG, a Stuttgart-based giant that is one of the largest businesses in the industry.
It’s the biggest truck manufacturer in the world by unit sales, and one of the top car makers. Daimler AG also owns (among others) Mercedes and Smart.
But how does the “new” DB11 drive? Well:
Aston Martin says that the new “light, characterful” V8 engine gives the DB11 an “increased sense of agility” thanks to the adjusted centre of mass, as well as suspension revisions and modifications to the ESP software. The engine is lighter than the V12, resulting in an overall kerb weight of 1,760kg – down 115kg compared to the existing car.
While that might be all fun and games, we rate you should get real and get a Countryman.
As travel through the South African bush is on the rise, and places like Cabine du Cap increasing in popularity, hitting the open road in the MINI, complete with a snug roof tent, is a lot more convenient and just as stylish.
Can’t use one of those on an “affordable” Aston Martin, can you?
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