Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Inside The New Aston Martin DB11 AMR

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Sherri Watson | 15 May, 2018, 15:33

Based on the V12-powered variant, the wicked-up DB11 flagship model boasts even greater performance and a number of styling and specification improvements.

- The top-spec DB11 AMR replaces the standard DB11 V12.

Aston Martin President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr 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 4,200 V12 examples in that period".

Aston Martin recently announced plans to resurrect the DBS moniker on the new DBS Superleggera and spy photographers have caught the Vanquish Volante successor making a pit stop in Germany.

To celebrate the opening of the brand's Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Performance Centre at the Nürburgring, the British premium brand has revealed the DB11 AMR, which is inspired by the firm's racing arm and includes added performance. More aggressive design theme continues inside, where there's a monochrome trim and Alcantara upholstery. Beside getting a bump in power, the boosted V12 also benefits from a new stainless steel exhaust that gives the DB11 a louder performance. There's also a gloss black roof and exposed carbon fiber bits on the hood and side strakes.

Helping achieve these figures, the range-topping grand-tourer has been treated to a new shift calibration for its eight-speed ZF torque-convertor automatic transmission, and a new exhaust set-up that enhances sound when Sport driving mode is engaged. The DB11 V12 AMR Edition is limited to 100 units and will set you back approximately $270,000 United States dollars. Simply called the DB11 AMR, the souped-up GT will serve as the flagship model of the range and comes with an uprated powertrain as well as sharper handling.

Sporting credentials such as a flat-bottomed steering wheel, contrast colour brake callipers, dual exhausts and racing seats all feature in the auto.

With lots of carbon fibre detailing on the exterior, the inside is equally striking, with Dark Knight leather and lime detailing, plus Satin Dark Chrome switchgear and Satin Carbon Fibre trim.

Buyers looking to dress up the body should check out the limited-edition AMR Signature Edition (above).