Aston Martin DB11 AMR – The Modern Classic Dressed To Thrill

DB11 AMR
The new DB11 AMR

The latest and newest Aston Martin DB11 AMR is certainly a modern classic dressed to thrill. Aston Martin continue to push the boundaries of performance, style and character with this latest addition to the existing DB11 dynasty.

Launched Friday 11th May 2018 at the opening of the new Nürburgring-based AMR Performance Centre, this jaw-dropping favourite embraces nostalgia, power and fashion in such a discerning way, the end product is simply breathtakingly irresistible.

Boasting more power than it’s outgoing predecessor, this new flagship DB11 twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 develops an impressive 630bhp, providing the DB11 AMR with an additional 30bhp compared with the earlier power-plant.

DB11 AMR
DB11 AMR

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Since being launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2017, AMR’s successful endurance programme has continued to deliver inspiration and performance. The earlier generation Vantage AMR and AMR Pro are both testament to this rolling programme, with the expected Rapide AMR following a similar enhancement.

With a staggering 0-62mph time of 3.7sec and top speed of 208mph, the DB11 AMR stands tall as one of the world’s most rapid GT cars and the fastest model in Aston Martin’s current series production range.

DB11 AMR – Handling

Whilst thrills and spills both add to the driver excitement, the handling and ride has been scrutinised by Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer Matt Becker. In a difficult compromise, the exhaust note was given a more verbal role, ensuring the DB11 AMR isn’t mistaken for a Mercedes-AMG SL63/65 when sport mode is engaged.

Aston Martin President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer, said of the DB11 AMR:
“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! – 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 collectables”.

So, is it a big deal?

With a list of refinements including co-ordinated palette of exposed carbon fibre, gloss black detailing, monochromed brightwork, smoked tail lamps, headlight surrounds, grille, gloss black roof (sharp breath intake), carbon fibre hood blades, monotone leather and alcantara upholstery, the answer is of course rhetorical.

There’s no doubting Aston Martin have untied the purse strings and decided to shout from the rooftops on this new DB11 AMR, but with a price tag of £174,995 in the UK, $241,000 in the US and €218,595 in Germany, will it catch the eye of those able to afford such extravagant luxury?

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