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The Aston Martin DB11 Gets a V8 Engine Option

After its successful global introduction in 2016, Aston Martin’s definitive GT - the acclaimed DB11 - is now available with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Perfectly complementing the DB11’s existing 5.2-litre twin turbocharged V12 engine, this new powerplant has provided the opportunity to reveal more of the DB11’s sporting character, while expanding its global appeal with a combination of exceptional performance and improved efficiency.

Producing 510PS (503BHP) and 675Nm of torque, the V8 engine’s potency is beyond question, propelling the DB11 from 0-62mph in just 4.0sec and on to a top speed of 187mph. This performance is matched by impressive efficiency: CO2 emissions of 230g/km1 and an EU Combined fuel economy figure of 28.5 mpg. This new V8 derivative brings further significant benefits in markets where car taxation policy is structured around engine capacity, such as China.

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What a difference 38 years makes Alternating views of Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980 and Aston Martin AM-RB 001, 2018. The Bulldog was Aston’s first attempt to make a mid-engined sports car, it was designed by William Towns and was intended to be produced in a limited run of 25 cars but the prototype remained a one-off. The AM-RB 001 is a prototype for a mid-engined hypercar developed in collaboration with Red Bull Racing which is scheduled to be produced as a limited edition model in 2018

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iwantobea Aston Martin Development Engineer working on the setup of the new 4.0-litre V8 510PS engine in the Aston Martin DB11, making its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

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