A top speed of 208mph makes the DB11 AMR one of the world’s swiftest GT cars and the fastest model in Aston Martin’s current series production range. At its heart is a twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 that now delivers 630bhp and a 0-62mph time of 3.7sec.
Striking the perfect balance between excitement and refinement, the handling of DB11 AMR's chassis has been refined by Aston Martin's skilled dynamics team, delivering a greater sense of connection without harming the supple ride.
The DB11 AMR has 630 horsepower because its turbos are kept spooled up through a wider rev-range. The flatter torque curve means more instant acceleration, but the turbos are surprisingly silent as you rush towards the redline somewhere around 7000rpm. If anything, this V12 feels almost like a supercharged engine, which is a good thing in a 208 mph grand tourer. And the AMR version doesn't pretend to be anything else either.
DB11 exploits its inner strength and immense performance with completely re-worked chassis, suspension, steering and electronics. Revised suspension with adaptive damping and multiple driver-selectable dynamics enrich DB11’s adaptability.
DB11’s design is inherently right, yet utterly different. From a structure of beautiful proportion its shape develops organically, surface lines emanating from nose to tail in the AMR.
DB11 AMR is the new flagship of the DB11 range, boasting greater power, increased performance, enhanced driving dynamics and a more characterful exhaust note.
Pop into one of the shouty Signature Edition DB11 AMRs, and you'd think otherwise. Limited to one hundred cars, this launch special has more lime green accents, as well as a front splitter and acres of carbon fiber instead of aluminum. Even the standard AMRs come with smoked glass and black trim replacing all the chrome, but as it turns out, the tighter look isn't paired with a track-focused setup in all Aston Martin Racing-inspired models. Instead, AMR simply stands for the pinnacle of the lineup. And if you even prefer the original DB11 V12's trim, Aston left all those chrome bits on the option list.
But while the comfort level remains very high, even at Autobahn speeds, Mr. Becker's modifications did transform the driving experience. The fact that the DB11 AMR is an almost silent endurance champion with comfy seats and the ride of a luxury sedan in a straight line remains a huge selling point in this segment. Pushing the sport button will transform this DB11 into something else, without ruining the ride.