That he would come, was no longer clear, but now Aston Martin has announced the specifications for its new V8-DB11 known and read pretty promising. Background: The partnership between Aston and Mercedes has taken with the new Gran Turismo first fruits. The Swabians deliver electronics and Infotainment. A Motor joined them for the first time. This means that you can't get your DB11 now only with the well-known 5.2-Liter twin-turbo V12, but now with a 4.0-Liter twin-turbo V8 from AMG. Anyone who knows of this unit, you can now look forward a little bit.
In DB11, the Motor brings it to 510 HP and 675 nm. Clearly, the V12 98 HP and 15 Newton meters makes more, but the yield also acts for a precious GT is still quite proper. And the performance data paint the same picture. From 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, just a tenth slower than the V12. The top speed is 301 km/h and 21 km/h lower than the Top model. All of this seems relatively manageable. Even if the official fuel consumption of just 1.5 drops to 9.9 liters. Not really a saving, which raises the world, but here, it seems to give rather a different Motivation. To sell cars in markets whose taxation is governed according to engine size instead of emissions, namely. Like China for example.
The majority of the V8 Hardware comes from AMG, but Aston Martin was not entirely idle. Engine mounts, intake system, exhaust system and dry sump lubrication were apliziert in-house specifically for the DB11. The same applies for the engine mapping, just to make sure that the Aston feels independent and sounds.
A great Bonus of the new V8 engine the weight is. With AMG machine is a whopping 115 pounds is the DB11 namely easier than in the past. The balance now remains at 1,760 pounds. In addition, the load is distributed more centrally. In Conjunction with the necessary fine-tuning of springs, dampers and ESP-in-chief Max Szwaj shows the fact, according to the Astons technique "a bit more from the sporty character of the DB11". More agility than the somewhat cumbersome V12 model is to be expected.
The optical distinction between large and "small" DB11 is likely to succeed in its only true Connoisseurs. If you see a slightly modified alloy wheels and two instead of four air intakes on the hood, Mercedes performance is Bacher engine under the mile-long GT-hood. The Rest, inside, is like an Egg the other. The prices for the V8-DB11, start at 184.000 euros, which makes him a significant 24.900 euros cheaper than the big V12 brother. The arguments for the AMG-DB11 could be God knows worse.(sw)