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  • [NEWS] Say Hello To The 630bhp Aston Martin DB11 AMR

    If you fancy the V12 DB11 but think that it's a bit too...GT, a bit too soft for your taste, so far your other options include; the less-powerful, but tauter and tighter V8 DB11, or buy a Ferrari 812 Superfast instead. Anyway, Aston Martin is currently working on something called the 'DBS Superleggera'; a Vanquish replacement that is based on the DB11 platform but very likely will be lighter, but while you wait for that DBS to get here, here's a new DB11 AMR to satisfy your horsepower needs, and we rather like it.

    First of all, the DB11 AMR is not a limited high-performance version of the V12 DB11. Nope, in fact, this is a replacement of the standard V12 model - yes, less than two years of production. The reason? We're not sure, since if the DBS Superleggera does get produced, then there's really no point. But hey, you guys know how car makers love these shenanigans.

    The DB11 AMR packs the same 5.2L twin-turbo V12 as the standard car, but now it's producing 630 horsepower, around 30 horsepower more than the standard car. The extra power means the AMR can go from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds (previously 3.9 seconds), and on to a top speed of 208mph.

    Other mechanical differences include tweaked exhaust pipes for better noise, the ZF-gearbox shifts even faster, and there have been changes to it's suspension, although Aston Martin didn't specify what they have changed. Spring rates however remains the same as they want to keep the comfortable GT ride.

    To differentiate the AMR you get a blackened grille, AMR stitching on the seats, and a rather hideous lime-colored brake pads. Pass on that.

    There's also something called the Signature Edition of this AMR, which costs around 201,995 - 30,000 more than the standard AMR - but it does come with more alcantara touches and carbonfibre bits around the car. Basically it's an AMR with the whole option box ticked, and the Signature is limited to just 100 cars. Interested?