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the aston martin db11 v8 is one way to spend rm1 8mil

The Aston Martin DB11 V8 is one way to spend RM1.8mil

This English-German union brings forth a smaller engine but it also weighs less on all fronts

Christopher Ng Photo

Christopher Ng

16 Apr 2018

If you’re one of them who thinks that the DB11’s 5.2-litre V12 is a little too much over the top, then this new Aston Martin might sing to your soul. Taking up space where the larger engine once lived is a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 plucked from Mercedes-AMG. The swap makes sense because, honestly, there are only so many places in Malaysia that you can fully let loose the 5.2-litre V12 before running out of road.

The benefits aren’t just limited to outright speed, although the V8 engine doesn’t lack in this aspect. Producing 503hp and 675Nm of torque, the DB11 V8 accomplishes the century sprint in 4.0 seconds to a maximum speed of 301kph.

Power and speed aside, the smaller engine also adds lightness to the car. The DB11 V8 weighs in at 1,760kg versus the V12’s 1,875kg. It is especially lighter in front, for obvious reasons, putting more bias to the rear as how a rear-wheel drive should be. A lighter car also brings about better response from the double wishbone fronts and multilink rears.

The price for one is estimated to be in the circa of RM1.8 million, after duties and GST. Viewing of the car can be done in the gallery below or call +60321631196 for a closer, touchy-feely with the AM DB11.