Aston Martin reveals racing-inspired DB11

Aston Martin reveals racing-inspired DB11

The British brand’s flagship model has received a new special edition, which includes improved performance and new detailing.

Aston Martin has taken the covers off a new special edition version of its top-end grand tourer, the DB11.

To celebrate the opening of the brand’s Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Performance Centre at the Nürburgring, the British premium brand has revealed the DB11 AMR, which is inspired by the firm’s racing arm and includes added performance.

2018 Aston Martin DB11 AMR

For that added edge, the DB11 AMR comes with a 630bhp, twin-turbocharged, 5.2-litre V12 engine – 30bhp more than the outgoing V12 model – resulting in a lower 0-60mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 208mph, meaning it’s the fastest road-going Aston in production.

To distinguish it from other DB11 models, the AMR comes with monochrome design features, including dark headlight surrounds, smoked tail lights, dark front grille and tailpipes, a gloss black roof and carbon fibre detailing.

Inside, dark leather and alcantara complete the menacing look, with lime green finishing featuring on the central console.

2018 Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin president and chief executive officer, said: “Since its initial launch back in 2016 the DB11 range has matured rapidly and intelligently, selling close to 4,200 V12 examples in that period.

With the exceptional V8 Coupe and Volante we felt the V12 could reveal more of its sporting potential, while remaining the consummate GT. By applying a suite of carefully considered performance and styling enhancements the DB11 AMR is both faster - 208mph! - and more precise.

“It’s a combination that engages and cossets in equal measure to create a dynamic and seductive new flagship for the DB11 range, while consolidating the existing V12-powered DB11s as future collectibles”.

On sale now, prices for the DB11 AMR start from £174,995, with deliveries expected to begin this summer.

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