Aston Martin is adding some of its race-proven prowess to its flagship grand tourer, the DB11. Dubbed the Aston Martin DB11 AMR, this hotter version makes more horsepower from its V12 mill than the standard DB11. It gets a new exhaust, sharper handling and a plethora of interior and exterior accents that let the world know you didn’t skimp on your purchase.
The 5.2-liter V12 gets a 30-hp bump in the AMR over the standard issue DB11. It should be noted that the AMR has 127 more hp than the V8-powered DB11 GT, good for a new top speed of 208 mph and a 3.7-sec 0-62 time. According to Aston, the new exhaust is more vocal than the base car and shows more character when you’re in sport mode. The suspension was retuned to give the driver a better sense of connection to the road, says Aston, but without making it too aggressive for a grand tourer.
Aesthetic changes for the DB11 AMR are subtle but worthwhile
These AMR edition cars will sport monochromatic black accents, with smoked taillamps, darkened headlight surrounds, and a dark front grille and exhaust pipes. There’s also a gloss black roof, roof strake and side sills, plus exposed carbon fiber on the hood blades and side strakes. Inside, there’s a standard leather sports steering wheel and monotone leather and ultra-suede interior.
Limited to 100 cars worldwide, there will be a Stirling green and lime edition, with lime accents bleeding into the “dark knight” leather interior.
If you want one of these AMR edition DB11s, it’ll set you back $241,000 before you add anything extra. To get the limited-edition one, you’ll probably have to shell out about an additional $25K. Anyway, if you have to ask — you probably can’t afford it. The AMR is on sale now.