Aston Martin were delighted to announce their popular V8-powered DB11 won the “Best coupé for more than £50,000” category at the 40th annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards this week.
Famously credited with changing the fortunes of the luxury British carmaker, the Aston Martin DB11 was released onto the market in 2016. The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 version arrived last summer to a buzz of excitement and was a big hit with industry and sports car enthusiasts alike.
Andy Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin, said: “It is always gratifying to receive recognition from within the automotive industry. We are very proud of the success of the DB11. The DB11 is the most complete and sophisticated car Aston Martin has ever made and now, with this new V8 engine option we have broadened its appeal. The V8-powered DB11 is a remarkable Aston Martin.”
Editor of What Car? Steve Huntingford, said: “The DB11 has always been an impressive car, but the addition of a V8 engine makes it better than ever. This new variant feels even sharper than the V12 because it has less weight in the nose, yet it still offers fantastic performance and the blend of comfort and luxury that prestige coupé buyers expect. It’s quite simply the best car of its kind.”
The V8 engine almost jet propels the DB11 from 0-62mph in a astonishing 4.0 seconds and produces 510PS (503BHP) and 675Nm of torque. This light, sexy and spectacularly sleek sports car has been improved by Aston Martin engineers to create bespoke air intake, exhaust and wet sump lubrication systems. Lighter and more compact than the V12, the engine is mounted as low as possible in the DB11 for an optimised centre of gravity, creating an incredibly agile and desirable sports car.