2020 Aston Martin DB11 Performance

MSRP $201,820

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Updated on: July 21, 2020

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Aaron Smith

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The Aston Martin DB11 V12 Coupe continues the legacy of blending attention-grabbing style with sheer power. Together with a lightweight build, torque-vectoring system and a stiff chassis results into agile handling. g. The dashing looks of the DB11 V12 Coupe resonate with the power-packed performance the ride flaunts to have.

Engine and performance

Aston Martin DB11 V8 Coupe comes with an AMG manufactured 4.0 Liter 32 Valve Bi-turbo V8 engine which makes it lighter and sleeker than the DB11 V12 Coupe. This engine empowers this beast up to 503 hp and 497 torque. Apart from that this engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drive with a rear limited-slip differential that helps you to hover with ease.

2020 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe has 4L Engine

Models

Aston Martin DB11 V8 coupe

McLaren 570GT coupe

Mercedes AMG GT S Coupe

MSRP

$201,820

$202,950

$133,395

Engine

4.0L Twin Turbo V8

3.8L Twin Turbo V8

4.0L Twin Turbo V8

Transmission

8 Speed Dual Clutch automatic

7 Speed Dual Clutch Dual Clutch

7 Speed Dual Clutch manual

Horsepower

503 hp@ 6000rpm

562 hp@ 7500rpm

515 hp@ 6250rpm

Torque

513 ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

443 ft-lbs@ 5000rpm

494 ft-lbs@ 1750rpm

It shifts in faster, leading to drive out its rear end, in short, is a complete bundle of joy if you’re in the proper mood. After looking at its power it might seem like it is not worth the price, as its competitors i.e., the Mclaren 570GT, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is available with more powerful engines at around the same price

Acceleration

The 2020 DB11 V8 coupe, though powerful, might have a little sluggish acceleration. It takes 4.0seconds to reach a speed of 60MPH and 12.2 seconds to cross the quarter-mile milestone. So this is the drawback that comes with the less power V8 engine.

Models

Aston Martin DB11 V8 coupe

McLaren 570GT coupe

Mercedes AMG GT S Coupe

0-60 MPH

4 sec

3.2 sec

3.5 sec

Quarter mile

12.2

11.1 sec

11.6 sec

Engine

4.0L V8

3.8L V8

4.0L V8

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

9.8

Mercedes Benz AMG GT offers better acceleration than that of the Aston Martin DB11 V12 Coupe. The Mclaren 570s is way ahead in terms of acceleration and just takes 3.2 seconds to reach 60 mph.

Ride and Handling

Though not as thrilling as its sportier siblings, the DB11 V12 is still capable of transporting one mile away like no big deal. An ideal grand tourer, 2020 Aston Martin DB11 V8 Coupe offers agile handling coupled with responsive steering. It features an active exhaust system that makes up a harmonious sound as soon as the pedal is kicked-off.

2020 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe Front View

Aston Martin is equipped with improvised suspension and chassis along with three driving modes i.e., GT, Sport and Sport Plus. The GT mode offers a luxurious ride quality. On the other hand, the Sport mode offers added firmness and agility assisted by the new electric power steering and Torque Vectoring limited-slip differential.

Selecting Sport Plus entirely turns-up the intensity, suspension, steering, and Torque Vectoring system work in sync to awaken the beast.

Braking

The 2020 DB11 V8 coupes are equipped with ventilated steel disc brakes with dimensions ranging from 15.7 inches in the front and 14.2 inches in the back. These brakes are quite efficient to bring this 3,880 lbs heavy beast to a halt at 105 feet. Apart from that, it is also equipped with an electric park brake and an emergency brake assist.

2020 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe Braking

Model

Aston Martin DB11 V8 coupe

McLaren 570GT coupe

Mercedes AMG GT S Coupe

Brake Front (in.)

15.7

14.6

15.4

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

13.8

14.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3880

3270

3627

60-0 MPH (ft.)

105

N/A

N/A

Mclaren 570s has a slightly better braking performance than that of the DB11 V8. However, it stands on par with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S Coupe.

Final Verdict

The Aston Martin DB11 V8 might be a Bond Car. Still, there are cars that are cheaper or on par with it that give a better performance and are equipped with a lot of better features. Its heavyweight and less powerful engine along with a sluggish acceleration becomes a major drawback. So consumers might easily search for other options available.

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