The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is the brand's new flagship car

Dubbed the 'consummate GT'
by Jack Rix | May 15, 2018
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Less than two years since the DB11 V12 heralded a new era of rapid expansion for Aston Martin, it’s being replaced with this. It’s called the DB11 AMR and claims to bring “a new dimension of race-inspired dynamism and performance to the DB11 family.”

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Really, it’s a detailed makeover of Aston’s V12 flagship addressing two years of customer and media feedback. In other words, this isn’t a truly hardcore GT—that’s being saved for the DB11-based Vanquish replacement (now badged DBS Superleggera) due later this year. But don’t be fooled, slow it is not.

Power from the twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 climbs by 30hp to 630hp, the 0-100kph time drops by 0.2sec to 3.7secs and the top speed increases by 13kph to 335kph. Just give that another read… 335kph in a car CEO Andy Palmer still refers to as a “consummate GT.” The world has gone mad.

Of more interest to keen helmspersons will be the tweaks to the chassis, eight-speed auto, and exhaust. We’re fans of the outgoing DB11’s supple, easy-going character, but the body control was never quite as taut as such a Herculean power output deserved.

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Nerdy details are scarce, but Aston says there’s now “a greater sense of connection without harming the supple ride, a new shift calibration for the transmission and a slightly more vocal exhaust note.” We say, good news, except for the price because that too has swollen to a punchy £174,995 (P12.4 million), a £17,095 increase. The 493hp DB11 V8 is yours for £144,900 don’t forget.

Visually, you can spot an AMR (a badge with links to Aston’s racing team, and already used on special editions of the previous-generation Vantage and the mad track-only Valkrie AMR Pro concept, since you asked) via its dark detailing. All the brightwork is replaced with gloss-black or carbon-fiber trim, the taillights and exhaust tips are smoked, and the theme continues inside with monotone leather and Alcantara…and a lime stripe.

If you really want to blow the bank, and upset the taste police, there’s the special edition pictured above, limited to 100 units costing £201,995 (P14.4 million) each. Unleash your inner extrovert with its Stirling Green and lime livery, and yet more luminous lime on the inside.

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So what do we think? Is Aston’s new V12 flagship the one to go for, or is it the Vantage that tickles your pickle?



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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made. 

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