This is the Aston Martin Vantage AMR, a race-inspired sportscar that will be the first road-legal representative of the manufacturer's new performance sub-brand announced at Geneva earlier this year. The Vantage AMR will receive some unique styling cues and a hike in power for the V12 variant.
The Vantage AMR will be available in four colour schemes: stratus white and orange, ultramarine black and blue, zaffre blue and red and scintilla silver and grey. The British automaker says it will also provide an extensive list of options, including a carbon-fibre aero kit.
Specifying the Halo Pack, however, will dress the special Vantage in Stirling green paint with lime accents to mimic AMR's 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning #95 Vantage GTE. A union jack Aston Martin badge is also available as a no-cost option.
In addition, the exterior gains an array of carbon-fibre bits as well as a set of five-spoke alloys for the V8 and 10-spoke lightweight alloys for the V12. Inside, you'll find a set of carbon-fibre sports seats.
While the V8 will retain its 321 kW power output, the V12 will be pushed up to 444 kW. Aston Martin has yet to reveal the impact of this increase in power on quoted performance figures, but it is sure to improve on the base V12's 0-100 km/h time of 3,9 seconds.
Both models will be fitted with automatic transmissions, although a six-speed manual for the V8 and a seven-speed dogleg manual for the V12 will be available for buyers Aston Martin describes as “the purists”.
The Vantage AMR Coupé and Roadster will be available in selected markets with prices in the UK starting at £97 995 and are set to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2017. Some 200 units of the V8 will be produced, while the V12 will be limited to 100 examples. It's not yet clear whether any have been set aside for South Africa.