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 after the launch of the new Vantage, but instead it has unveiled a new flagship variant called the DB11 AMR. This is the third product under the AMR (Aston Mar tin Racing) banner, after the previous generation Vantage AMR and the very limited edition V12 Vantage AMR Pro.
Utilising a subtly upgraded version of the 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 from the standard DB11, power has been lifted by 30bhp to 630bhp. This makes the DB11 AMR the fastest Aston Mar tin on sale, reaching 62mph in 3.7sec (0.2sec quicker than a standard V12 DB11) and able to hit 208mph (8mph faster). A more vocal exhaust system is also fitted, emphasising the AMR’s role as a sporting coupe, rather than a more relaxed GT. The chassis has been tightened, too, but without, claims Aston, affecting 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 Vantage. Priced at £174,995 – a £17,095 premium – the DB11 AMR will reach customers in the next few months.
For those after a little more exclusivity, Aston Mar tin is also offering three ‘Designer Specifications’, including just 100 units in AMR’s signature Stirling Green and Lime livery (pictured), at £201,995.
Right: new DB11 AMR can do 0-62mph in 3.7sec on its way to 208mph