Aston Martin Vantage AMR Kicks Off A New Era Of Fast Astons

29 June, 2017, 18:42 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • Aston Martin Vantage AMR more money more motorsport vibes

The V12 does include a subtle power upgrade, offering a total of 595bhp - up from 565bhp - via the glorious naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine, again offered in 6-speed manual, or single clutch semi-automatic options. They are fitted with automated sequential manual paddle-shift transmissions, or with six and seven-speed manual gearboxes in the V8 and V12 Vantage AMRs respectively. Now, the British marque has finally revealed a couple of production models bearing the AMR badge. Meet the entry-level products of Aston Martin's brand new AMR (Aston Martin Racing) range, the Vantage V8 AMR and its even more exclusive V12 cousin.

The first of these new models is the Vantage AMR, borrowing its handle from Aston Martin Racing. The most eye-catching of these is the so-called Halo Pack, inspired by the livery of Aston's 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning racer, and including what are described as "boldly contrasting colors including lime-green welts and accents". The V8 Vantage AMR's 5-spoke alloy wheels and the V12 Vantage AMR's lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels have three different finishes. Now the company has launched the first vehicle from AMR range, Vantage AMR.

Coupe and Roadster body styles are available with recommended retail prices starting from £97,995 in the UK.

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The Vantage AMR is offered with the choice of a 430hp V8 or 595hp V12 powertrain.

But the AMR package is really about aesthetics, so both versions are to offered in four exterior "schemes", each with corresponding graphics and interior trim packages.

The Vantage AMR can be specified with additional options from the new AMR Accessories range, the most dramatic of which is the AMR Aero Kit. Buyers can also spec the same "forged aluminium wheels that take their honeycomb design from the Vantage AMR Pro concept seen at the Geneva motor show". An aero kit saves 14 kilograms over the standard auto, thanks to carbon front splitter, rear wing and a titanium exhaust system. (Aston Martin is competing in the GTE class with a Vantage-based race vehicle.) Deliveries are scheduled to commence in late 2017 and customers will be able to choose from either of the Vantage's coupe or convertible body styles.

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