British beauty with a powerful German heart can be yours starting from RM1.8 mil
Aston Martin of Kuala Lumpur (AMKL) celebrates the arrival of the new and V8-powered version of the famed British marque’s DB11 Coupe grand tourer this week. Complementing that was the firm’s new service centre opening too.
Yes, the DB11 Coupe isn’t ‘new’, but this V8-powered variant is in our market. Packing a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 built by Mercedes-AMG, the DB11 V8, as it’s known as, was built to complement the existing V12-powered flagship.
Though it packs four cylinders less, this V8 mill still packs a 503hp punch that’s matched with a whopping 675Nm of torque – the latter from as low as 2,000rpm in fact.
Both are sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic box, allowing sprints from standstill to 100kph done in just 4 seconds. That’s not too shabby when compared to the V12-powered flagship, which has roughly 100hp and 25Nm more, and does the same sprint in just 3.9 seconds.
With that, most will already agree on Aston Martin’s claims of not ‘watering down’ this DB11 too much from its V12 flagship. If anything, the DB11 Coupe in V8-powered form has been made much more accessible, perhaps even garnering a new and wider range of prospects this way too.
Even in this ‘entry level’ V8-powered form, Aston Martin’s wide range of bespokery still applies. In other words, you can spec this British beauty to suit your heart’s desires, provided you meet its asking price of course…
AMKL have opened up orders for the DB11 V8 with an estimated starting price of RM1.8 million after duties and GST, but before options. Just for comparison sake again, the flagship V12-powered DB11 Coupe commands an estimated starting price of just over RM2 million.
By the way, the DB11 V8’s launch also marked the opening of AMKL’s new service centre. Located in Lingui Industrial Park, Sungai Buloh, the fully air-conditioned and 4,000 square feet facility boasts 3 work-bays and 1 diagnostic bay.
“The new service centre is equipped with the latest tools, technology and equipment, managed by professionally trained service personnel,” added Jerry Lee, Managing Director of Wearnes Quest, on that note.
Aston Martin DB11 V8
Aston Martin KL service centre