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Aston Martin has officially unveiled its latest V12 flier: the DB11 AMR. With a top speed of 208mph, the 5.2-litre vehicle can go 0-62mph (100kph) in 3.7 seconds — 0.2 seconds faster than the outgoing V12 model.
The DB11 AMR has a twin-turbocharged 630bhp engine, giving it an additional 30bhp compared with the outgoing DB11 V12, and 127bhp more than the V8-engined DB11.
Visually, this updated Aston Martin Racing (AMR) concept is stunning. The dark details on the racy insignia (also used on the Vantage and Valkyrie), the gloss-black and carbon fibre trims and smoke tail lamps give it a darker intensity than the much-heralded DB11 V12 it’s replacing after just two years of its initial release.
The newest, and sexiest AMR model to date, brings a new dimension of “race-inspired dynamism and performance to the DB11 family,” Aston Martin said in a press release.
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.
Together they create a DB11 that offers a more vivid driving experience, yet preserves the maturity and effortless continent-crushing GT performance for which the original V12-engined DB11 is rightly renowned.
Aston Martin President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer, said, “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 collectibles,” he said.
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