Aston Martin released the current version of the DB11 to showcase its new intentions of producing great and powerful automobiles with more character. The automaker is now releasing an AMR version of the DB11 which showcases the prowess of the automaker’s endurance racing efforts. The model is inspired by the DB11 AMR Pro which is made just for racing. The new 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR looks more aggressive, packs more power and provides sharper handling compared to the standard V-12 powered AMR.
2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Exterior
The DB11 AMR has the same looks as the standard model characterized by the signature Aston Martin grille, headlights that are drawn back into the model’s flared-out fenders, wide hips and sits low. The standard DB11 is a stunning beast to look at but the new model is much more attractive courtesy of numerous glossy black detailing as well as exposed carbon sections. The black glossy detailing is featured on the grille, headlights surrounds, exhaust pipes and on the taillight lenses. Also, the roof, side sills, roof strake, and front splitter feature the glossy black detailing. On the other hand, the front-fender spears and hood blades feature carbon fiber detailing.
The beast rides on 20-inch forged aluminum rollers; in standard form, the wheels have an AMR Silver finish but there are optional styles.
There is an option for carbon bits such as exhaust tips, deployable spoiler and the engine cover.
To stand out from the rest, buyers can go for the AMR Signature Edition which comes in a Stirling Green finish.
The cabin is almost identical to that of the standard DB11. It features the same sports seats, deeply recessed and rounded center console that houses HVAC and infotainment controls as well as a square-shaped gauge cluster.
The model, however, has some unique features of its own including new colors with numerous dark hues that align with the exterior styling. The AMR also features Alcantara and monotone leather upholstery. There are also some exposed carbon bits on the door inserts and center console. There is also Lime colored contrast stitching and similarly colored stripes for the roof and seats. The AMR logo is embossed on the headrests to help tell the model apart from the regular DB11.
The seats are heavily bolstered and offer enhanced lateral support; they are also electrically adjustable. For better grip, the engineers have equipped the model with a flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel as standard. There is an option for a carbon-fiber steering wheel and matching paddle shifters and luggage set.
Engine and performance
Power is supplied by the same twin-turbocharged 5.2 L, V-12 but it has been tweaked to produce 30 hp more than the standard V-12 powered DB11. The new unit produces 630 hp but the same amount of torque as the standard model i.e. 516 lb-ft of torque. When compared with the V-8 powered DB11, the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR produces a whopping 127 hp more. The more power output means the AMR is quicker than the standard DB11. Aston Martin claims the new model is 0.2 seconds faster meaning it takes only 3.5 seconds to reach 60 mph. It has a top speed of 208 mph compared to the standard V-12 powered DB11’s 200 mph top speed.
Power is propelled to the rear wheels using an 8-speed transmission which has been enhanced to offer better shifting characteristics. The exhaust system has also been enhanced for a more intimidating tune that makes everyone in the close vicinity know the DB11 AMR is around, especially when the driver selects the Sport mode.
Price and release date
If you have tons of cash you would better place an order with Aston Martin right now as only 100 units will be produced, that is if it the AMR has not sold out yet. The DB11 AMR will cost you $241,000, a whole $22,000 more than the standard V-12 powered DB11. Going for the AMR Signature Edition will cost $ 274,450. Deliveries to lucky buyers will commence in the first half of 2018.