The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is here to rustle your jimmies in style. Replacing the current V12 at the top of the range, the AMR trades on Aston’s formidable racing heritage.
Aston Martin’s stunning new DB11 now has a new top-of-the-range model – the DB11 AMR. Packed full of the goodies we’ve come to expect from Aston – V12 engine, effortless performance, heaps of trick gear – this one is lighter, faster and even more powerful.
The AMR bit comes from Aston Martin Racing, a brand that has built over time with the success of its sports car racing. Pro-Am types love the Astons because the company is extraordinarily supportive of moneyed types taking their cars to racetracks and building their brand for them. Who knew?
Aston’s engineers started with the twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 (447kW/608PS, 700Nm) and amps it up with a few more horse. Now standing at 470kW, the twelve knocks two-tenths of the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time to 3.7 seconds. Top speed rises to a mighty 334km/h (208mph), which should clear your cobwebs.
Under the skin, the rear-mounted ZF eight-speed transmission has new shift calibrations, no doubt to feel a bit more racy when you flick the switch to Sport. The exhaust is also louder so people can hear you coming.
On the styling front, there’s the usual plethora of choice. The AMR starts with a “co-ordinated palette of carbon fibre” and it goes from there. The forged alloys look amazing and the gloss black detailing looks terrific. Also available are a range of Designer Specifications which co-ordinate colours for a particular look.
AMR logos are tastefully scattered around the cabin to remind you what you paid for, as if the fruity exhaust note wasn’t enough. Dark chrome and lots of racy Alcantara complete the racing vibe.
The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is on sale now in a number of markets. If it hasn’t already, it won’t be long.
|(May 2018)||Aston Martin DB11 AMR||Aston Martin DB11 V12|
|South Africa||TBC (May 2018)||R4,100,000|
|New Zealand||TBC (May 2018)||$365,000|
|Germany||€218,595||TBC (May 2018)|
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Peter Anderson is the Editor and founder of the theredline.com.au. He’s been writing about cars for years and finds it difficult to talk about anything else.