Launched at the Geneva Motor Show this year, the Aston Martin Vantage AMR symbolizes the Brand’s new race-inspired performance range. AMR amplifies and accentuates the sporting prowess of the British marque’s road cars, by taking inspiration or direct influence from Aston Martin Racing’s participation in the WEC (World Endurance Championship). Both Vantage AMRs will be on display at the Le Mans 24 hours this weekend.
The AMR brand has two distinct tiers. Series production limited-edition models such as the new Vantage AMR sit at its entry point, while extreme and extensively modified AMR Pro models, created by Q by Aston Martin, sit at the pinnacle of the range.
The Vantage AMRs are offered both with 430bhp V8 or 595bhp, up from 565bhp V12 powertrain options. Both engines are fitted with automated sequential manual paddle-shift transmissions, or for the purist, six and seven-speed manual gearboxes in the V8 and V12 Vantage AMRs respectively.
Vantage AMR is available in four striking AMR exterior schemes: Stratus White with an Orange graphic; Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic; Zaffre Blue with Red graphic; and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic.
In addition, the AMR ‘Halo Pack’ takes direct inspiration from Aston Martin Racing’s 2016 WEC-winning #95 Vantage GTE, working a combination of Stirling Green paint and vivid Lime Green accents to dramatic effect. As a finishing touch, a special Union Jack-enameled AML wings badge, previously featured on last year’s GTE racer, is available as a no-cost option.
Each of the exterior schemes is matched to a different interior scheme that demonstrates Aston Martin’s mastery of materials and hand-craftsmanship to perfection. With a combination of leather and Alcantara for the Vantage AMR Coupes and all-leather for the Vantage AMR Roadsters, each interior scheme has been carefully chosen to compliment the exterior colors. In keeping with its exterior the Halo Pack features boldly contrasting colors, including Lime Green welts and accents.
Lightweight carbon fiber seats are offered as part of the extensive range of interior and exterior options. These include a suite of other carbon fiber features, including a lightweight front grille, side strakes, light infills and mirror caps on the outside, instrument surround, door tops and door grabs on the inside. There is also a choice of three different finishes for the V8 Vantage AMR’s 5-spoke alloy wheels and the V12 Vantage AMR’s lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels.
For those who wish to add further finishing touches and personalization, the Vantage AMR can be specified with additional options from the new AMR Accessories range. The most dramatic of these is the AMR Aero Kit, which includes front splitter and dive planes, plus side sills and a fixed rear spoiler. Another highlight is the optional forged aluminium AMR Vantage wheel. Further weight savings can be made with the AMR titanium exhaust, which saves 14kg over the standard V12 Vantage system, sounds sensational and helps to sharpen engine response.
Both V8 and V12 Vantage AMR models are available in both Coupe and Roadster body styles in selected markets2, with recommended retail prices starting from 97,995 pounds and 126,995 Euros. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in Q4 2017.
Edited: Aston Martin