Aston Martin DB11 AMR

MR car week in review: saving the V12 with the DB11 AMR

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

You would be forgiven for wondering why Aston Martin is essentially launching a replacement for the V12 DB11 – a car that has been on sale for less that 18 months. Simply because the cheaper and lighter V8-powered version for big coupe rendered the twelve-cylinder car redundant. It certainly speaks volumes about how good the smaller-engined car must be, if Aston has had to go to so much trouble with launching the V12 AMR. 

We have a full review of whether the changes made to the AMR model have stopped the V12 motor from becoming an anachronism. There’s also important news on whether buyers have to live with the distinctive lime green stripes, too.

This week we have also dived into the world of cars featured in movies, checked out just who is the most popular on Instagram when it comes to cars, and seen who took home the trophies at the Auto Trader awards. There’s also the small matter of Matt LeBlanc announcing his plans to leave Top Gear. Start making your replacement predictions now. 

Car News

Matt LeBlanc set to leave BBC Top Gear

Just as it appeared the BBC had found a successful lineup for Top Gear, Matt LeBlanc has dropped a bombshell. He’ll be leaving at the end of the next series.

Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018

The results of the 2018 Auto Trader ‘New Car Awards’ are in, and a certain Czech manufacturer must be feeling quite smug. We’ve all the details of who won what.

Reviews

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

2018 Aston Martin DB11 AMR – First drive review
With more power, visual tweaks, and revised suspension, the AMR should make the V12-powered Aston top DB11 again. Tim Pitt found out whether the changes work.

Features and opinion

The most popular cars used in films

Stars of the silver screen – most popular movie cars
Ever wondered which cars get the most time on-screen in movies? If so, you’re in luck, as GoCompare has done the research. Get your popcorn at the ready for this.

The 20 most Instagrammed car brands

Instagram automotive brand winners
The number of Instagram users keeps growing, so being popular is big business for car brands. We’ve got the list of the 20 top car companies, based upon how often they are hashtagged.

Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Opinion: Chrysler’s driverless future
Reduced to selling just two vehicles, questions are being asked about the future of the Chrysler brand. Richard wonders whether autonomous transport shows the way for the US company. 

Top Gear preview: fast food, fast trains and fast cars

Top Gear presenters hall of fame
With Matt LeBlanc due to depart from Top Gear, it’s time to take another look back at the long list of presenters from the history of the programme. How many of them can you remember watching?

 

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