The new £174,995 DB11 AMR debuted at the opening of the new Nürburgring-based AMR Performance Centre, and heralds a new era in the marque for customers with additional Performance Centres planned.
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. A special Signature edition (above and below) has unique external and interior styling enhancements and is limited to 100 units globally at £201,995.
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.
AMR – inspired by Aston Martin Racing’s successful endurance programme – pushes the envelope of performance for each model in Aston Martin’s range. Launched at the Geneva Show in 2017, the performance derivative has already delivered the previous-generation Vantage AMR and AMR Pro, with the highly-anticipated Rapide AMR forthcoming.
At the heart of the DB11 AMR is Aston Martin’s twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12. Now developing 630bhp, this gives the DB11 AMR an additional 30bhp compared with the outgoing DB11 V12, and 127bhp more than the V8-engined DB11, torque remains at 700Nm.
A 0-62mph time of 3.7sec is 0.2sec under the outgoing model and a top speed of 208mph makes the DB11 AMR one of the fastest in Aston Martin’s current range. Handling of DB11 AMR was refined by Aston Martin’s skilled dynamics team, led by Chief Engineer Matt Becker.
Their work has delivered a greater sense of connection without harming the supple ride and 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.