Aston Martin Vantage V8 AMR and V12 AMR special editions are created to pay homage to the brand’s success in GT racing
Aston Martin has introduced new AMR (Aston Martin Racing) versions of the Vantage V8 and V12 in the UK. There are two kinds of AMR models: one is the regular AMR special editions with cosmetic changes and the other is AMR Pro created by the Q division with focus primarily on track driving.
The Vantage AMR Pro was unveiled back at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and it has received new aero bits and bobs, new chassis and an upgraded engine. The Vantage AMR is developed to pay homage to the brand’s success in GT classes like the GT4, GT3 and GTE. It is powered by the existing 430 bhp V8 engine or the bigger V12 making 595 bhp.
They can be specified with either manual or automatic transmissions. Customers can choose between white and orange, black and blue, blue and red as well as red or silver and grey colour schemes. The ‘Halo Pack’ allows for Stirling Green finish with lime green accents and it replicates the GTE race machine.
The interior is in coherence with the cosmetic changes on the outside as there are different options in leather and Alcantara trims along with contrast colour accents. From the options list, carbon fibre seats can be bought in addition to various alloy wheels, aero kit and carbon trims like the mirror caps, door pulls, front grille and instrument surroundings.
The aero kit comprises of titanium exhaust system, carbon fibre made fixed rear spoiler and a brand new front splitter that contribute to saving as much as 14 kilos. By being special editions, the production is limited to just 300 units with 100 for the V12 and 200 for the V8.
Available in both coupe and roadster forms, Aston Martin will be commencing the deliveries from later this year and prices start from £97,995 (around Rs. 80 lakh). Aston Martin’s CEO Andy Palmer believes that they make for good collectible items and are joyful companions on road as well as track around the globe.