2019 AMR DB11 Hits the Road with 630HP
Slideshow: Last year, Aston Martin debuted the DB11 as an updated trim version of its V-12 sister vehicle. But this update went far beyond some stylistic enhancements – the company went all out improving this AMR, going so far as to upgrade its power to a whopping 630HP. Check out all that’s new with this new with this vehicle designed for the one percenters among us.
What is ‘AMR’?
If you’re like most people, you’re probably none too familiar with the various families that fall under the greater Aston Martin namesake. ‘AMR’ is a new sub-brand that the company launched back in 2017 with two concepts in the Rapide AMR and Vantage AMR Pro. The purpose of AMR is to have a dedicated branch within Aston Martin focused on the development of high-performance iterations of the company’s existing vehicles.
Cool – So, what is the DB11 in this AMR sub-brand?
The DB11 is a new addition to AMR and a vehicle type that the British car maker plans to develop upon. It is based on the existing DB11 outfitted with a V-12 engine. And while it features the same twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 48-valve V-12 as the old vehicle, the AMR version can deliver an extra 30HP to reach a super impressive [email protected]).
What other bragging rights does the DB11 AMR have to offer?
Well, for one, this car can go from a standstill to 60MPH in just 3.7 seconds. It has a top speed of approximately 210MPH and its torque is a little over 500lb-ft ([email protected] to be exact). The AMR also features an all-new chassis that was designed by the company’s head engineer Matt Becker and its dynamics team with the specific goal of giving the driver a better “feel”, if you will, for the road. Specifically, Becker and team revised the chassis’ tuning for the car’s three-stage adaptive dampers, included a stiffer anti-roll bar, and added firmer engine mounts and bushings to its rear suspension and subframe. New shift calibration was also added and the exhaust had been updated to give it a bit more hum when the car’s being driven in Sports mode.
So we have a super high-performance vehicle here – what else you got?
Step outside the vehicle and you’ll see the DB11 AMR is a nice blend of style and street, with carbon fiber all throughout, complemented by gloss black accents. Additionally, there are darkened headlights and taillights. There will be limited edition models available: One will feature AMR’s signature Stirling Green color with not-so-subtle lime exterior accent stripes. Step inside in the standard model and you’ll be treated to a warm, single-tone leather and Alcantara upholstery scheme, coupled with contrasting lime stripes on the seats and a sport leather steering wheel. The aforementioned limited-edition model will feature even more profound black and lime accents, along with a Satin Dark Chrome switchgear and full-on Satin Carbon-Fiber trim. Adding to the exclusivity of having this particular model: Only 100 units will be produced.
And now, some bad news
Two things to note about the ARM DB11. For one, it doesn’t have much to offer in the way of fuel performance. Tests indicate it gets just 18MPG in the city and 24MPG on the highway. Not exactly something to brag about to your friends. Also, being an Aston Martin, this car is a bit pricey; as in, quarter-of-a-million dollars pricey. The 2019 DBL AMR starts at $241,000 here in the US. So, get saving because you’re going to need it for the car and gas.