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Aston Martin DB11 AMR unveiled as new flagship




Aston Martin has taken the covers off the new DB11 AMR at the opening of the new Nürburgring-based AMR (Aston Martin Racing) Performance Centre.

Replacing the outgoing V12-engined DB11 as the new flagship of the DB11 range, the DB11 AMR boasts greater power, increased performance, enhanced driving dynamics and a more characterful exhaust note, together with a suite of exterior and interior enhancements.

At the heart of the DB11 AMR is Aston Martin’s twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12, now tweaked to produce 470kW of power at 6500rpm, 23kW more than the DB11 Coupe. Peak torque remains unchanged at 700Nm and is available from just 1500rpm.

The higher output allows the DB11 AMR to sprint from standstill to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds, down 0.2s from before. Top speed is rated at 335km/h, an increase of 13km/h and the fastest in Aston Martin’s current series production range.

Aston Martin says the handling of DB11 AMR’s chassis has been further refined to delivered a “greater sense of connection” without compromising on the GT’s supple ride. Similarly, a new shift calibration for the transmission and a slightly more vocal exhaust note ensures the DB11 AMR expresses its character more explicitly when Sport mode is engaged.

Visually the DB11 AMR is distinguished by a co-ordinated palette of exposed carbon fibre and gloss black detailing that unites the exterior and interior treatment. On the outside all brightwork has been given a monochrome treatment: dark headlight surrounds and smoked tail lamps complimented by dark front grille and tailpipes; gloss black roof, roof strake plus side sills and splitter offering a subtle contrast with the exposed weave of the carbon fibre hood blades and side strakes. The dark theme continues inside, with monotone leather and alcantara upholstery and a bold contrasting central lime stripe.

In addition to the extensive choice of standard colour and trim options, the DB11 AMR is available in three Designer Specifications, plus a limited-edition model sporting AMR’s signature Stirling Green and lime livery.

The Aston Martin DB11 AMR will be priced from $428,000 plus on-road costs when it hits Australian dealerships in the fourth quarter this year.

 

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