Aston Martin DB11 4.0L V8 rumbles in from RM1.8mil

By JAY WONG | 12 April 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The Aston Martin DB11 has finally landed in Malaysia with its 503hp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine - the little brother to the 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 variant.

Priced from RM1.8mil (after duties and taxes), the V8 version of the DB11 is offered in standard Silver Fox or a custom colour at extra charge.

Imported from its factory in Gaydon, England, the hand-built V8 coupe weighs in at 1,760kg with a 49% (front) and 51% (rear) weight distribution, thanks to its front mid-mounted engine that powers the rear wheels.

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The 3,982cc cast-aluminium wet-sump engine uses two BorgWarner turbochargers to boost the output of the Mercedes-AMG M177 90-degree V8 that redlines at 7,000rpm to help produce 503hp at 6,000rpm and 575Nm from 2,000 to 5,000rpm.

The eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shifters have an electronic shift-by-wire system, alloy torque tube, carbon fibre propeller shaft and a limited-slip differential - all of which have been mid-mounted in the rear.

With launch control, the coupe is able to sprint from 0-100kph in 4.0 seconds before reaching a top speed of 301kph.

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The V8 consumes 9.9 litres of petrol per 100km on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions ranging from 230 to 265g per kilometre.

The 20-inch 10-spoke Silver Diamond Turned wheels wear 255/40 (front) and 295/35 (rear) Bridgestone Potenza S007 tyres and the front pair get their directives from the speed-sensitive electric power steering system.

Partially obscured are the six-piston (front) and four-piston (rear) calipers that bite down simultaneously on the two-piece 400 X 36mm (front) and 360 x 32mm (rear) co-cast piece steel brake discs with curved slots when the electronic parking brakes have been activated.

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For added safety, the DB11 comes with six airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, dynamic stability control, traction control, emergency brake assist, hydraulic brake assist, positive torque control and dynamic torque vectoring.

“We are thrilled to officially unveil the V8-powered DB11 in Kuala Lumpur. We expect sustained interest and continuing growth in demand for DB11, spearheaded by the arrival of the V8-powered model.” said Aston Martin (Southeast Asia) head of sales operations Nancy Chen.

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In conjunction with the launch, the English sports car maker also announced the opening of its new RM2.4mil service centre by Wearnes Quest.

“With this investment, our current and future customers can be assured that we remain committed to deliver unparalleled British standards of excellence,” said Wearnes Quest managing director Jerry Lee.

The new 4,000sq-ft fully air-conditioned centre (located in Lingui Industrial Park, 15 ½ Miles, Sungai Pelong, Sungai Buloh), boasts of its professionally trained service personnel, three service bays, a diagnostic bay as well as the latest tools and technology.

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