DB11 AMR earns its stripes
Upgraded 630bhp V12 helps make 208mph AMR Aston’s fastest road car
ASTON MARTIN COULD BE FORGIVEN for leaving its DB11 on the back- burner af ter the launch of the new Vanta ge, but instead it ha s unveiled a new fla gship variant called the DB11 AMR. This is the third product under the AMR ( Aston Mar tin Racing) banner, af ter the previousgeneration Vanta ge AMR and the ver y limited edition V 12 Vanta ge AMR Pro.
Utilising a subtly upgraded version of the 5.2- litre twin- turbo V 12 from the standard DB11, power ha s been lif ted by 30bhp to 630bhp. This makes the DB11 AMR the fa stest Aston Mar tin on sale, reaching 62mph in 3.7sec ( 0.2sec quicker than a standard V 12 DB11) and able to hit 208mph ( 8mph fa ster). A more vocal exhaust system is also fitted, empha sising the AMR’S role a s a spor ting coupe, rather than a more rela xed GT. The cha ssis ha s been tightened, too, but without, claims Aston, af fecting the DB11’ s supple ride.
The AMR can be picked out from lesser DB11S by its numerous styling changes. Gloss black for the roof, grille, sills and splitter are key identifiers, likewise darker finishes for the lighting units. There are also 20- inch forged wheels borrowed from the new Vanta ge. Priced at £ 174,995 – a £ 17,095 premium – the DB11 AMR will reach customers in the nex t few months.
For those af ter a little more exclusivity, Aston Mar tin is also of fering three ‘ Designer Specifications’, including just 100 units in AMR’S signature Stirling Green and Lime liver y ( pictured), at £ 201,995.
Right: new DB11 AMR can do 0-62mph in 3.7sec on its way to 208mph