Out with the old and in with the new as Aston Martin replaces the V12-engined DB11 with their new flagship model, the DB11 AMR. Introduced at the opening of the Nürburgring-based AMR Performance Centre, the DB11 AMR features more power, performance, better driving dynamics, and better exhaust note (Not that anyone was complaining about the exhausts before).
At the heart of the DB11 AMR is Aston Martin’s twin-turbocharged 5.2L V12. Now developing 630 hp, this gives the DB11 AMR an additional 30 hp compared with the outgoing DB11 V12, and 127 hp more than the V8-engined DB11. Torque remains unchanged at 700 Nm. A 0-97 km/h time of 3.7 seconds is an improvement of 0.2 seconds over the outgoing model while a top speed of 332 km/h makes the DB11 AMR one of the world’s fastest GT cars and the fastest model in Aston Martin’s current series production range.
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. With the exceptional V8 Coupe and Volante we felt the V12 could reveal more of its sporting potential, while remaining the consummate GT. By applying a suite of carefully considered performance and styling enhancements the DB11 AMR is both faster - 208mph (332 km/h)! - and more precise. It’s a combination that engages and cossets in equal measure to create a dynamic and seductive new flagship for the DB11 range, while consolidating the existing V12-powered DB11s as future collectibles.
The DB11 AMR features exposed carbon fiber and gloss black detailing. Dark headlight surrounds, smoked tail lamps, dark front grille and tailpipes, blacked out roof, and blacked out splitter blends with the exposed weaves of carbon fiber parts. The inside gets a monotone leather and alcantara treatment with contrasting lime striping.
One of three available Designer Specifications, the AMR Signature Edition carries a striking Stirling Green and lime livery. With extensive 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. Strictly limited to 100 units worldwide, the AMR Signature Edition is priced at £201,995 (P14,200,000).
The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is available from $241,000 (P12,536,100) in the US with first customer deliveries in Summer 2018. Our fingers are crossed that this high performance grand tourer reaches the Philippines by the end of the year.