Aston Martin has showcased the first series production derivative of the new race-inspired performance range. Meet the Aston Martin Vantage AMR.
The Aston Martin Racing (AMR) brand takes inspiration from Aston Martin Racing's participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and translates that into a road-going vehicle. In effect, the AMR sub-brand has taken the Vantage, substantially increased its performance and enhanced the visual appeal.
There are 4 striking AMR exterior schemes: Stratus White with an Orange graphic; Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic; Zaffre Blue with Red graphic; and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic. You can opt for the Halo Pack, which is inspired by the 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning Vantage GTE. It has a combination of Stirling Green paint with Lime Green detailing. The cabins have been upgraded too, and feature leather and alcantara. Lightweight carbon fibre seats are offered and you can specify carbon fibre detailing on the front grille, side strakes, lamp infills and mirror caps on the outside.
A unique paint scheme signifies the Aston Martin Racing sub-brand. V12 engine gains more power.
The engines in the Vantage pack a punch. While the V8 still offers up 321 kW, the V12-powered Vantage now has 444 kW! Expect the V12 Vantage to hit 100 kph from standstill in the low 3-second bracket... Both engines are fitted with automated sequential manual paddle-shift transmissions, or for the purist, 6- and 7-speed manual gearboxes in the V8 and V12 versions.
Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said of the Vantage AMR: "It's a real thrill to see our first AMR model go into production. The Vantage has been an incredible success for Aston Martin, both in V8 and V12 forms. As our most agile and athletic road car, and our long-time representative in the world of GT racing, it is the perfect model with which to introduce the exciting AMR range.
"Unmistakable in look and feel the Vantage AMR will appeal to our most enthusiastic customers. These are people who love our cars for their motorsport pedigree, and for their unmistakable dynamic and emotional qualities. Limited production numbers will undoubtedly make them extremely collectable, but they're so good to drive I'm confident we'll see many of them being enjoyed both on the road and at track events around the world."
Both V8 and V12 Vantage AMR models are available in both Coupe and Roadster body styles in selected markets, with recommended retail prices starting from £97,995 in the UK and €126,995 in Germany. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in Q4 2017.
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