Aston Martin DB11 AMR: The V12 Is Now Paired To A More Talented Chassis

When Aston Martin launched the V8 version of the DB11, most reviewers were surprised to report that the less powerful version of the British GT was more fun to drive than the V12 flagship. With the new DB11 AMR, however, the balance is about to be restored in the range.

The twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 now produces 630hp (639PS) and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque, a 30hp gain over the DB11 V12 and 127hp more than the V8.

The more powerful V12 is paired to a recalibrated eight-speed automatic transmission. 0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 3.7 seconds, while top speed is 208mph (334km/h).

The biggest changes, however, are found in the chassis department; Aston Martin says that the new DB11 AMR offers sharper responses and a much tighter body control over the previous V12 model without sacrificing its supple ride.

In order to make this happen, the DB11 AMR got stiffer suspension bushings, revalved dampers and slightly thicker anti-roll bars, while the spring rates remain unchanged. The wheels are now forged, saving 7.7lbs (3.6kg) per corner.

Visual changes over the DB11 V12 are limited to things like darker headlights and a more extensive use of carbon fiber trim on the bodywork. Aston Martin will also offer 100 Signature Editions that are recognized by a lime-colored body stripe.

Is the new Aston Martin DB11 AMR as good as it sounds? Let’s see what Carfection has to say on their video review linked below.

  • Bo Hanan

    Did I read “lime colored body stripe?”

    • ProtectOurHeritage

      You did indeed. I believe it looks awful, but I guess a small number of Aston Martin buyers like it.

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