Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Aston Martin DB11 AMR debuts with 630 horsepower

Aston Martin DB11 AMR debuts with 630 horsepower

With more power, the Aston Martin DB11 gets a new flagship model from the AMR division which is faster and quicker than the standard V12. "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 collectibles".

Nobody could really argue the old DB11 V12 was underpowered. More to the point, the twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 now scoots the DB11 AMR to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds, and top speed is increased to 208 miles per hour. The result is a faster 0-62mph time of 3.7 seconds and an increased top speed of 208mph.

Aston Martin performance models are usually a little more understated than their Italian cousins. That's still an eight-speed automatic with electronic shift-by-wire, paired with a limited-slip differential and featuring launch control.

In addition, the engineers modified the 8-band "automatic" and installed a new exhaust system that is "more unsafe sound".

There's also a gloss black roof, roof strake and side sills, plus exposed carbon fiber on the hood blades and side strakes. The headlamp surrounds are dark-finish, while the taillamps are smoked. There are also 20-inch forged wheels borrowed from the new Vantage. Inside, monotone leather and Alcantara is standard, punctuated with a contrasting central lime stripe. A number of carbon fibre parts can be specified throughout, including a sports steering wheel and engine cover. However, if you want the limited AMR Signature Edition version you can see in the gallery, wearing the Stirling Green and lime accents made famous by Aston's various racing efforts, you'll need to pay a fair bit more - and hurry. The limited-edition model is further enhanced with Dark Knight and lime accents, Satin Dark Chrome switchgear, and Satin Carbon-Fiber trim.

Pricing for the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR starts at $241,000. "With the exceptional V8 Coupe and Volante we felt the V12 could reveal more of its sporting potential, while remaining the consummate GT".

Aston Martin goes on to say that the suspension has been tuned in order to give a "greater sense of connection without harming the supple ride". U.S. pricing for the limited-edition version hasn't been confirmed, but in the United Kingdom it will be £201,995, a roughly 15-percent premium over the regular auto.

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