DB11 AMR earns its stripes

Up­graded 630bhp V12 helps make 208mph AMR As­ton’s fastest road car

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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

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