Aston Martin unveils limited edition Vantage AMR

Elizabeth Williams
June 14, 2017

There's five different color schemes to choose from, staring with the AMR Halo Pack that takes inspiration from the brand's 2016 WEC-winning number-95 Vantage GTE.

Having launched the AMR badge in Shanghai, Aston Martin has revealed the two "distinct tiers" of auto it will create.

But what actually makes the new Vantage special?

Both engines are fitted with automated sequential manual paddle-shift transmissions, or for the purist, six and seven-speed manual gearboxes in the V8 and V12 Vantage AMRs respectively.

Indeed, if that isn't enough, there are a range of "AMR Accessories" that can be added too. Along with a new front splitter and dive planes, a set of side sills and a fixed rear spoiler are available.

Production versions of the new high-performance models are being shown in public for the first time at the Sarthe circuit and, even at prices starting from nearly £100,000, there are sure to be plenty of punters. Although it's still the same Vantage as before, the additional aerodynamics pieces add a touch more racing drama. For the AMR model four colour combos are offered, in a similar way to the old N430 special edition: there's Stratus White with an orange graphic, Ultramarine Black with blue, Zaffre Blue with red and Scintilla Silver with grey.

Of the 300 units being produced, 200 will be V8s and the remaining 100 will have V12 engines. It isn't particularly subtle, but standing out is the goal here.

"It's a real thrill to see our first AMR model go into production", says Aston Martin CEO and President, Andy Palmer.

While only coupes are shown here, the AMR Vantages will be offered as Roadsters as well. The interior is created to match the exterior, combining different types of leather and Alcantara, plus contrasting coloured accents, to complement the various paint jobs. "Unmistakable in look and feel, the Vantage AMR will appeal to our most enthusiastic customers". "Limited production numbers will undoubtedly make them extremely collectible, but they're so good to drive".

The Aston Martin Vantage AMR V8 and V12 will start to arrive with customers in the last quarter of 2017, with prices starting at £97,995. Prices will start £97,995 (US$124,924) in the United Kingdom, and deliveries will begin in Q4 this year.

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