The AMR acronym for Aston Martin Racing is a clue to the character of this replacement for the DB11 V12 model: the AMR moniker identifies the fastest, sportiest models in the Aston Martin line-up.Design, chassis, suspension have all been tweaked, and the AMR model comes in its own, more sombre range of colour options denoting the hardcore nature of the car.
Aston Martin has brought a new dimension of race-inspired dynamism and performance to the DB11 family, with the introduction of the new DB11 AMR, launched at the opening of the new Nürburgring-based AMR Performance Centre.
The 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 outputs 630 bhp: 30bhp more than the discontinued DB11 V12. Top speed is 208 mph, while accelerating from 0 to 62mph is accomplished in 3.7 seconds. The revised chassis features stiffer suspension bushes and the modified dampers give tighter body control and a sharper response while a thicker front anti-roll bar ensures the car’s perfectly poised balance. The new forged wheels save a significant 3.5kg weight at each corner. It’s sharp, responsive and sporty and yet is extremely comfortable on a long drive.
Clearly an Aston Martin with the elegant proportions of the DB model range, familiar features have been reworked, including the iconic grille which is larger and more prominent; the long clamshell bonnet stretching out ahead of the driver, and the trademarked Aston Martin Aeroblade. Inside the car is extremely spacious, with extra rear-seat space making it a true 2+2 tourer.
The interior is trimmed with natural materials with Aston Martin’s legendary craftsmanship, in a choice of colour and trim options to complement the exterior.
The DB11 AMR offers driver select modes to match performance to the driving environment and driver mood: GT, Sport and Sport Plus readjust the car’s set up including suspension, gear changes and thus dynamic behaviour.
The DB11 AMR’s improved efficiency is thanks to intelligent cylinder bank activation, making it the cleanest, most fuel-efficient DB ever.
The car features Aston Martin’s new satellite navigation and audio system, with optional upgrades to Aston Martin Premium Audio or Bang & Olufsen’s Beo Sound system. Infotainment, climate control, Auto Park Assist and a fully digital instrument cluster assure driver comfort and control in the ergonomically-designed cabin space.
|Vehicle length||4739 mm|
|Vehicle width||2060 mm|
|Vehicle height||1279 mm|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1870 kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||Twin-turbocharged V12|
|Engine Capacity||5204 cc|
|Max Torque||516 lb ft at 1500rpm|
|Max Power||630 bhp at 6500rpm|
|Top Speed||208 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 3.7 seconds|