Just in time for the Nurburgring 24-Hour race, Aston Martin has announced the New, race-bred DB11 AMR. The new Aston Martin DB11 AMR (Aston Martin Racing) replaces the former V12-engined DB11 as the new flagship of the DB11 range.
The Aston Martin DB11 AMR boasts greater power, increased performance, enhanced driving dynamics and a more characterful exhaust note, together with a suite of exterior and interior enhancements.
When it comes to looks, the DB11 AMR is distinguished by a co-ordinated palette of exposed carbon fibre and gloss black detailing that unites the exterior and interior treatment. On the outside all brightwork has been given a monochrome treatment: dark headlight surrounds and smoked tail lamps complimented by dark front grille and tailpipes; gloss black roof, roof strake plus side sills and splitter offering a subtle contrast with the exposed weave of the carbon fibre hood blades and side strakes.
Inside, the dark theme is the preferred choice, with monotone leather and alcantara upholstery and a bold contrasting central lime stripe, while DB11 AMR is treated to a leather sports steering wheel as standard.
Aside from standard colors and trims for the DB11 AMR, the guys at Aston Martin gave it three Designer Specifications, plus an exclusive AMR Signature Edition. The AMR signature edition, limited to only 100 units) offers extensive carbon fiber detailing on the exterior, the inside is equally striking, with Dark Knight leather and Lime detailing, plus Satin Dark Chrome switchgear and Satin Carbon-fiber trim.
At the heart of the DB11 AMR is Aston Martin’s twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12. Now developing 630bhp, this gives the DB11 AMR an additional 30bhp compared with the outgoing DB11 V12, and 127bhp more than the V8-engined DB11. Torque remains unchanged at 700Nm. A 0-100 km/h time of 3.7sec is an improvement of 0.2sec over the outgoing model while a top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph) makes the DB11 AMR one of the world’s swiftest GT cars and the fastest model in Aston Martin’s current series production range.
New stuff input for the DB11 AMR consists a new shift calibration for the transmission and a slightly more vocal exhaust.
To customize the DB11s, there are Aston Martin accessories on tap including a carbon-fiber engine cover, exhaust tips and a deployable spoiler, while a new carbon-fiber sports steering wheel and paddeshifts bring that same AMR ethos within the cabin. For those heading off for weekend, expertly tailored luggage sets are available to match the car’s specification.
The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is available from $241,000 in the US and 218,595 Euros, with first customer deliveries in quarter two of 2018.