Aston Martin’s newest DB11 AMR, which sits at the top of the grand tourer range, is a marriage between high-speed capability with luxurious surrounds. It is equipped with a 5.2 liter V12 that packs an impressive 630 horsepower, which is a 30 horsepower boost over the standard DB11 V12 that the AMR replaces. Still, torque remains at 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres).
With that additional horsepower, the grand tourer can hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.7 seconds. That makes it 0.2 second quicker than before, while its top speed is up to 208 miles per hour (335 kilometers per hour), now 8 miles per hour (13 kilometers per hour) faster than the regular DB11 V12. The AMR also features an exhaust that’s a bit louder than before, which is pretty obvious.
Of course, the company boasts that the DB11 AMR is more engaging to drive too. Aside from the added tweaks, the development team revises the shift calibration for the eight speed automatic and tweaks the suspension setup for sharper handling.
Among the upgrades of the DB11 AMR are several minor aesthetic upgrades that give the exterior a slightly more aggressive appearance. Instead of using chrome, Aston has shifted to a dark monochrome finish for the parts. The firm also adds dark trim around the headlights and smoked taillights. There is also a gloss black roof and exposed carbon fiber bits on the roof as well as the side strakes.
For customers who would want a little more, they could check out the limited edition AMR Signature Edition. It comes in Stirling Green with Lime pinstripes and exposed carbon fiber trim. As you move into the cabin, it features Dark Knight black leather with Lime details, and there is a mix of carbon fiber and Satin Dark Chrome trim. The automaker also said in their press release that they only intend to build 100 of these special models.
To summarize, the DB11 AMR becomes the flagship model of the DB11 range. As mentioned earlier, its output has increased by 30 horsepower, now with a total of 630 bhp and a top speed of 208 miles per hour. Its sprint time to 62 miles per hour has also dropped to 3.7 seconds. Handling has become sharper and the new exhaust gives it more character. As for the exterior, the forged alloys, carbon fiber and gloss back detailing are the main highlights.
The wait is not too long for the DB11 AMR, as it will be launched this summer with a base price of $241,000 in the United States. As for the AMR Signature Edition, Aston only offers UK pricing for this and it starts at £201,995 (approximately $274,295).