Aston Martin DB11 AMR 2018

Aston Martin DB11 AMR is a 208mph race-tuned flagship

Aston Martin DB11 AMR 2018Aston Martin has crowned its DB11 super GT range with a supersports range-topper, the DB11 AMR. Boasting a 30hp power boost to 630hp, the new V12 pinnacle is on sale now with prices starting from £174,995.

Launched at the firm’s Nürburgring-based AMR Performance Centre, the new DB11 AMR boasts a 208mph top speed and will do 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds. It also sounds fruitier: the 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 has a more vocal exhaust, particularly in Sport mode.

Aston Martin DB11 AMR 2018

The suspension has been sharpened to give a more connected feel – without, adds Aston, spoiling the ride. Occupants enjoy monotone leather and Alcantara seats with a lime central stripe, plus a three-spoke steering wheel.

Visually, Aston has marked out the DB11 AMR by finishing all the brightwork in dark monochrome, enhanced this with dark headlights and smoked tail lamps, dark grille and exhausts, a gloss black roof, side sills and splitter, plus carbon fibre bonnet blades and side strakes.

Aston Martin president and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said: “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.

“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! – and more precise.”

The DB11 AMR replaces the existing V12 DB11 with immediate effect, which will, reckons Palmer, “consolidate the existing V12-powered DB11s as future collectibles”.

Aston is launching the new DB11 AMR with three ‘Designer Specifications”, and a special AMR Signature Edition which has a Stirling Green and lime paint job. It has more carbon fibre on the outside, a distinctive interior and is limited to just 100 cars, each costing £201,995.

Deliveries of the new Aston Martin DB11 AMR begin in early summer.