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Aston Martin DB11 V8 says Hello World at the Goodwood FOS

Jeff Glucker June 29, 2017 Cars You Should Know 4 Comments

The Aston Martin DB11 made its debut sometime last year, and the world assumed the engine under the hood would arrive as a result of the AMG-AM love fest. The world was wrong. Aston Martin produced a car with a de-stroked V12 of its own design, and then slapped a pair of turbochargers on there for good measure. There were rumors that a V8 version wasn’t far behind, however.

That version makes its debut today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. If you’re not aware, the Festival of Speed is basically the greatest automotive event on the planet. It makes perfect sense for Aston Martin to brings its all new eight-cylinder grand tourer to this showcase, as both are delightfully British yet also showcase some great technology, history, and heritage found all over the globe.

Todays bit of globetrotting brings us to Germany, because that is where the guts of the engine come from. This AMG-derived engine is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. It’s making 503 horsepower, 512 lb-ft of torque, and will propel the DB11 from 0-60 miles per hour in under four seconds.

If you listen closely to the video above, it also fires off the machine gun snap, crackle, and pop that has primarily been a space wholly owned by the Jaguar F-Type. Aston needs to make some noise, and this V8-powered DB11 is clearly ready to do just that.

  • Alff

    This thing has been languishing on CL for some time. Completely impractical … and I kind of want it.


    • Jeff Glucker

      Good LORD you should buy that asap.

      Would make such an amazing About Town car.

    • outback_ute

      Will look like a bargain one day! A shame the ad doesn’t mention the history of the car, if it is good (ie long term ownership, no recent repaint) it would help the sale a lot.

  • It’s a little annoying that companies are revealing stuff during the week, before your humble Olde Worlde correspondent gets there.

    This is going to be a good weekend.