Aston Martin Vantage AMR Unveiled, Only 300 Will Be Made

Posted June 29, 2017

However, Aston Martin has applied a power upgrade to its naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12, increasing its peak output by 30bhp to 595bhp.

Painted in either white with orange graphics, black with blue, blue with red or silver with grey highlights, the AMR editions can also come in the firm's famous green and lime green accents.

AMR is Aston Martin's new performance sub-brand (Aston Martin Racing) which may or may not also hint at Aston's new friends at AMG. The first V8 model will utilise the same 430bhp 4.7-litre V8 as the standard V8 Vantage S, connected to either the 7-speed single clutch semi-automatic gearbox, or (thankfully) a six-speed manual.

It is the first model to be produced by the company's new motorsport-inspired division called Aston Martin Racing, which will create go-faster versions of Aston Martin models as well as more extreme versions such as the track-only AMR Pro revealed earlier this year. Materials used include leather, alcantara and carbon fibre.

From the outside, both cars look almost identical to the V8 and V12 Vantage S, lacking the more aggressive body addenda of the AMR show cars.

Aston Martin says it will limit AMR production to just 300 cars - 100 V12s and 200 V8s.

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For the car's wheels - fivespoke items on the V8 auto and 10-spoke ones on the V12 - there's a selection of three different finishes.

Each exterior scheme is matched to a different combination of colors for the interior upholstery and its corresponding stitching.

Aston Martin will launch a new range of cars under its newly-formed AMR banner. Buyers can also specify intricate forged aluminium AMR wheels that is reminiscent of those fitted on the Vantage AMR Pro Concept.

Then comes the AMR Accessories range, starting with the AMR Aero Kit.

Both the V8 and V12 Vantage AMR models are available in Coupe and Roadster body styles. (Aston Martin is competing in the GTE class with a Vantage-based race auto.) Deliveries are scheduled to commence in late 2017 and customers will be able to choose from either of the Vantage's coupe or convertible body styles.