Marcus De Guzman / Aston Martin | May 15, 2018 11:17
Aston Martin AMR tunes the DB11 to nearly 640 PS
Aston Martin has just unleashed the most powerful DB11 yet. Simply called the DB11 AMR, the souped-up GT will serve as the flagship model of the range and comes with an uprated powertrain as well as sharper handling.
“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. 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,” said Dr. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin president and CEO.
Starting off with the exterior, the DB11 AMR gets a subtle redesign thanks to a slew of unique finishes and add-ons. Neat touches of exposed carbon fiber and high-gloss black give the DB11 a purposeful and aggressive look. Meanwhile, the headlight and front grill surrounds, exhaust tips and roof are painted monochrome to achieve a dark theme for the DB11. Topping it all off are the huge 20-inch forged alloy wheels that highlight the car's long and wide stance.
For those that prefer their DB11 with more character, Aston Martin is also offering the limited AMR Signature Edition. Unlike standard AMRs which get a pre-dominantly dark hue, the Signature Edition went for a racing-inspired finish. This is made possible thanks to Stirling Green Lime stripes that adorn both the exterior and interior of the DB11. It also comes with Dark Knight leather upholstery and a mix of carbon fiber / satin dark chrome trim cabin trim. Only 100 examples of the Signature Edition will be built by the company.
Under the hood, the 5.2-liter bi-turbo V12 gets a healthy boost in power. It now cranks out 638 PS (+30 PS) at 6500 rpm, allowing it to sprint from 0 -100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 334 km/h while torque remains the same at 700 Nm. Beside getting a bump in power, the boosted V12 also benefits from a new stainless steel exhaust that gives the DB11 a louder performance.
Besides the V12 powerplant, both the eight-speed automatic transmission and suspension also received tweaks in the DB11 AMR. The former received a recalibration for faster gear-changing while the latter now meant the DB11 AMR will deliver sharper handling than standard. Beyond that, the DB11 AMR also comes with the following: electric-power assisted steering with 13:1 steering ratio, limited-slip differential, alloy torque tube with carbon fiber prop shaft and launch control.
Like the standard DB11, the AMR version comes with a plethora of safety and driver assist features like dynamic stability control, traction control, hydraulic brake assist, dynamic torque vectoring, positive torque control, cruise control, and front and rear parking sensors.