Sunday, April 1, 2018

Aston Martin Manila Launches V8-Powered DB11


Aston Martin Manila has officially launched the DB11 powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine in the Philippines. This complements the DB11’s existing 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 which was launched in the market last year.

With the offering of the V8 engine on the DB11, I am confident that we will broaden the appeal and draw more customers to our brand. We are looking forward to seeing more of our favorite GT on the
streets of The Philippines. Our customers will enjoy the invigorating drive experience this sporty
model can offer in our vibrant country,” says Marc Tagle, Chairman and President of Aston Martin Manila.

Producing 510 horsepower and 675 Nm of torque, the V8-powered DB11 propels itself from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 300 km/h.

Supplied by Aston Martin’s new technical partner, Mercedes-AMG, this V8 engine is tailor-made for the DB11 with a specific air intake, exhaust, and wet-sump lubrication system. The British supercar maker has also calibrated the engine’s ECU to ensure it possesses “better feel and sound.”

With the DB11 V12 already taking the role as the brand’s consummate grand tourer, the DB11 V8 explores a more dynamic side to Aston Martin. The more compact engine saves 115 kilograms bringing the DB11’s total weight to just 1,760 kilograms. Thus, engineers have revised the suspension bushing, geometry, anti-roll bars, springs, dampers, and ESP software.

There are subtle visual differences between the two variants that include a unique alloy wheel finish, dark headlamp bezels and a pair of bonnet vents instead of the quartet featured on the V12. These vents come in a choice of black or titanium-finish mesh, again different from that fitted to the twelve-cylinder variant.

“We are thrilled to unveil the V8 powered DB11 in Manila. The Philippines was our strongest market last year in the Southeast Asia region, and we expect continuing growth in demand for DB11, particularly with the arrival of the V8- powered model.  It is clear that the Philippines market has a strong affinity with our brand,” says Patrik Nilsson, President of Aston Martin Asia Pacific.

Aston Martin’s Head of Sales Operations for Southeast Asia, Nancy Chen added: “For the past 105 years, we have produced a total of 90,000 cars, which is less than what mass-market manufacturer produces in a week. What is amazing is that 90 percent of our cars are still on the road today. Of all the cars we’ve ever produced, one-third wears the DB Badge.”

The V8-powered DB11 is now available for sales with first customer deliveries already commencing.

1 comment:

  1. Anyone knows how much the DB11's go for locally?

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