The Aston Martin DB11 AMR replaces the formerly range-topping and outgoing V12-engined DB11, it offers a more-power engine, tweaked transmission and exhaust.

THE ASTON MARTIN DB11 AMR is now the king of the hill as far as Aston Martin is concerned. It was revealed overnight to coincide with the opening of the Aston Martin Racing Performance Centre at the Nürburgring in Germany. AMR is responsible for turning Aston Martins up to 11, and will soon deliver the Rapide AMR.

Replacing the outgoing V12-engined DB11 as the new flagship of the DB11 range, the DB11 AMR offers more power, a new exhaust, tweaked transmission, and both interior and exterior tweaks. The DB11 AMR continues with company’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 which has been tweaked to thump out around 470kW although torque is unchanged at a still whopping 700Nm. This sees the DB11 AMR get to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds which is around 0.2 seconds quicker than the DB11 making it the fastest current series production car that Aston Martin makes.

According to Aston Martin, the transmission has been tweaked and so has the suspension, although it hasn’t yet said exactly what it’s done, suggesting only that, “Their work has delivered a greater sense of connection without harming the supple ride. Similarly, a new shift calibration for the transmission and a slightly more vocal exhaust note ensures the DB11 AMR expresses its character more explicitly when Sport mode is engaged”.

You can tell the DB11 AMR apart from the rest of its range because of all the exposed carbon-fibre and gloss black detailing on the outside and inside. There’s also an even more up-spec version called the DB11 AMR Signature Edition which will be limited to just 100 units and adds even more cosmetic fripperies and a unique colour pallete.

Aston Martin boss, Andy Palmer, said of the DB11 AMR: “Since its initial launch back in 2016 the DB11 range has matured rapidly and intelligently, selling close to 4200 V12 examples in that period. With the exceptional V8 Coupe and Volante we felt the V12 could reveal more of its sporting potential, while remaining the consummate GT.

“By applying a suite of carefully considered performance and styling enhancements the DB11 AMR is both faster – 208mph! – and more precise. It’s a combination that engages and cossets in equal measure to create a dynamic and seductive new flagship for the DB11 range, while consolidating the existing V12-powered DB11s as future collectibles”.


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