Aston Martin really wants to make the most of its newest GT car, the DB11. There's the regular V12 coupe, a V8-powered coupe and convertible, and now there's a new flagship. At least, there was the regular V12 coupe. Meet the DB11 AMR, 630 horsepower of V12-powered grand touring goodness. It's also replacing the regular DB11 V12.
This car is part of Aston Martin's new AMR sub-brand, which brings race inspiration to the road. In other words, that means performance upgrades. The DB11 AMR gets an extra 30 horsepower from its 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 and revised shift programming for its eight-speed automatic transmission. Aston also says the exhaust is a little louder, which is always a good thing when you have a V12.
Chassis tuning has also been modified for better handling, though Aston says this doesn't come at the expense of ride quality. This is still a GT, after all.
The results of the AMR-ificiation include a 0.4-second improvement in 0-60 mph time, with the DB11 hitting the mark in 3.5 seconds vs. the base V12's 3.9, and 208 mph flat out.
The car you see pictured here is an AMR Signature Edition, of which Aston Martin plans on building 100, all painted in this striking scheme of Stirling Green and lime. If this livery looks familiar, it's because this is the same color scheme as the old Vantage GTE race car. Other DB11 AMRs will be more subtle, identifiable by their black roofs, darkened exterior trim, and 20-inch forged wheels. Inside, lime green accenting references Aston's race cars and is either very tacky or very cool, depending on your perspective.
This car should serve as a nice middle point between the base DB11 and Aston's upcoming super-GT, the DBS Superleggera. Pricing for the DB11 AMR starts at $241,000, and US deliveries will begin this summer.