The DB11 AMR has arrived, becoming the flagship model of the DB11 range. All Aston Martin’s dedicated AMR models make a bold statement of intent and the DB11 AMR is no different. Inspired by the Aston Martin Racing endurance programme, the AMR division was launched at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and debuted with the Vantage AMR and AMR Pro, both based on the previous generation sports car. As its name suggests, AMR is dedicated to increasing performance and providing an enhanced feeling of power and dynamics. DB11 AMR certainly delivers, a bolder, more vivid evolution of the acclaimed DB11 V12. An additional 30bhp takes the 5.4-litre V12 to a total output of 630bhp, bringing the car’s top speed to 208mph, with a 0-62mph time of 3.7 seconds.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, has overseen the creation of this impressive performer, with ride and dynamics shaped by Chief Engineer Matt Becker. Visual enhancements include gloss black detailing and exposed carbon fibre, both of which complement the specially created Designer Specifications available at launch. There is also a 100-car only AMR Signature Edition, which features the Stirling Green and Lime livery the AMR division has made its own. Inside the Signature Edition, Aston Martin’s craft skills are in evidence, with Alcantara and monotone leather paired with a central lime stripe.
DB11 AMR’s class-leading ride is matched with even sharper dynamics
These vivid colours and forms are paired with an upgrade to handling and exhaust note, ensuring that DB11’s class-leading ride is matched with even sharper dynamics. Becker, Reichman and their respective teams have taken the AMR brief to new extremes, finding new dynamic insights and design highlights for this highly desirable machine.
The global reveal of the DB11 AMR was part of the launch celebrations for Aston Martin’s new Nürburgring-based AMR Performance Centre. Building on the decade-old Nürburgring Test Centre, the Performance Centre is a new destination for Aston Martin, its customers and supporters. Providing a base for testing both road and race cars alongside the iconic 12.9-mile track, the Centre was opened by Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer at a VIP reception, attended by Aston Martin Racing’s drivers past and present.