What’s in a name? When it comes to the new Aston Martin DB11 V8, quite a lot. Especially the ‘V8’ part.
New to Aston Martin, a 4-litre V8 Twin Turbo unit means the DB11 can generate a formidable 503bhp, powering it from zero to 62mph in just 4 seconds – almost matching the performance of its V12 sibling.
The DB11 V8 is a lighter car than its V12 sibling and therefore benefits from agile handling and tremendously high performance, with improved efficiency.
And, as you can see, its superbly sporty yet coolly stylish looks are pure Aston Martin. Perfect for daily commutes or leisurely drives, with the guarantee of a relaxed, safe and dynamic drive with the power to move you in more ways than one.
This is an Aston Martin, so naturally the styling and body are major considerations. And the new Aston Martin DB11 V8 gets a new design to distinguish its exceptional traits. New wheel finishes, headlamp bezels and bonnet mesh are unique to the V8, along with new trim inlays, script badges and a choice of three designer specifications shared with the DB11 V12.
Set extremely low and far back in the chassis, the engine positioning is crucial to the dynamic performance of the new DB11 V8. This has been achieved through new bespoke engine mounts and a lower, slimmer wet sump, which work together to give greater sporting performance with improved efficiency and economy.
It’s a key engineering factor that gives the DB11 V8 greater hold and stability on the road, improves weight distribution and enhances its driving dynamics, allowing it to deploy more of its formidable performance, more of the time. The DB11 V8 serves up 503bhp, which offers a 0 to 62mph time of just four seconds and will allow the car to carry on accelerating up to a blistering top speed of 187mph.
But that’s not all, of course. The 4-litre V8 unit integrates a high performance exhaust system, ECU, engine and throttle mapping software, a bespoke wet sump and air intakes that give improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
Together, these factors combine to deliver the iconic Aston Martin racing experience you know and love, with the reassurance of a smart and clean drive.
Relaxation, security and safety are vital to every Aston Martin, and none more so than the V8, which comes with plenty of features to keep you safe on the road..
New to the DB11 V8 is Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), an invaluable technology that helps you sense if a vehicle is anywhere to either side of your car while you’re driving, extending rearwards from the side mirrors – your potential blind spots.
If BSM senses a vehicle, it will only alert you if it’s overtaking, or in your blind spot, while a secondary warning system warns you if a vehicle is in or entering your blind spot during a lane change.
It’s this kind of smart technology built into the Aston Martin DB11 V8 that can potentially guard against incidents, and a true example of the car’s enhanced driving experience.