NEW ASTON MARTIN DB11 AMR REVEALED WITH 630BHPDate: 2018-05-14
Aston Martin has revealed the DB11 AMR which is the new flagship to the brand’s GT range. On sale now, priced from around R3'500 000, the AMR replaces in the standard V12 DB11 in the line-up and gains subtle mechanical and styling improvements.
The 5.2-litre twin-turbo has been tweaked to produce 630bhp, or 470 kilowatts, which is a decent rise of 30bhp, however, peak torque remains the same at 700Nm, which is still a serious amount. The extra power, in addition to an improved shift calibration for the 8-speed automatic transmission, has knocked 0.2 seconds from the 0-100km/h time, which now takes 3.7 seconds, while the top speed has risen to 335km/h (up 13km/h). Some clever engineering tweaks to the exhaust, say Aston Martin, makes the AMR sound ‘slightly more vocal.’
A revised suspension setup and a set of lightweight forged 20-inch wheels are claimed to give a sharper driving experience without harming ride comfort and gives the Aston Martin AMR a unique look which stands out as one of a kind.
Those alloys are the most obvious of a range of subtle tweaks to the AMR’s styling. The roof and buttresses are finished in black, the tail lights are smoked, and there’s a mix of gloss black and exposed carbon fibre trim for the headlight surrounds, front grille and tailpipes. Racier options include an engine cover, exhaust tips, and a deployable spoiler also finished in carbon fibre.
Inside, the AMR features a lime-coloured stripe that runs through the centre of each of the seats and the roof lining. A carbon fibre steering wheel and paddle shifters have also been added which all come together to make the AMR version quite a lot more sporty and iconic.
Aston has also launched 100 limited editions versions of the AMR. Called the Signature Edition, each features a green and lime exterior finish and carbon fibre detailing inside and out. The limited run model costs from around R4,000,000. Which is no small amount but, yet again, this is most definitely one of the prettiest Aston Martins to ever have been put into production.
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