Aston Martin has launched the new DB11 AMR simultaneously with the opening of its new Nürburgring-based AMR Performance Centre (pictured below).
Replacing the outgoing V12-engined DB11 as the new flagship of the DB11 range, the DB11 AMR features more power, improved driving dynamics and a more ‘characterful’ exhaust note, together with a suite of exterior and interior styling touch-ups.
At the heart of the car is a twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 that now develops 630 bhp, giving the DB11 AMR an additional 30 bhp compared with the outgoing DB11 V12, and 127 bhp more than the V8-engined DB11.
While torque remains unchanged at 516 lb-ft, a 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds is an improvement of 0.2 seconds over the outgoing model. Top speed is listed at 208 mph, which represents a gain of 8 mph.
Visually the DB11 AMR is distinguished by a co-ordinated palette of exposed carbon-fibre and gloss black detailing.
On the outside, for example, all of the brightwork has been given a monochrome treatment, with dark headlight surrounds and smoked tail lamps that are matched with a dark front grille and equally dark tailpipes.
The ‘dark’ theme continues inside, with monotone leather and alcantara upholstery and a contrasting central lime stripe, while DB11 AMR is treated to a leather sports steering wheel that comes as standard.