Keen on picking up an Aston Martin DB11 AMR in South Africa? Well, we have local pricing for the V12-powered flagship of the DB11 range.
Expect to pay from R4 200 000 for the DB11 AMR (that represents a R200 000 premium over the standard V12 version of the coupé). For the record, the local DB11 range also includes a V8 Coupé and V8 Volante, priced at R3 800 000 and R4 000 000, respectively.
Anyway, back to the DB11 AMR. Compared with the standard V12 derivative, this flagship gains more power, improved performance, enhanced driving dynamics and a “more characterful” exhaust note, along with a smattering of updates both inside and out.
The new flagship is powered by the Gaydon-based brand’s twin-turbo 5,2-litre V12, here tuned to develop 470 kW (or an additional 23 kW over the DB11 V12 it replaces). Peak torque is unchanged at 700 N.m, while the obligatory 0-100 km/h sprint time improves by two-tenths to a claimed 3,7 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is pegged at 335 km/h, making the DB11 AMR the fastest model in Aston Martin’s current range.
Aston Martin says the DB11 AMR’s handling benefits from a “greater sense of connection without harming the supple ride”, while a new shift calibration for the transmission and a “slightly more vocal exhaust note” has also been included.
In terms of looks, the DB11 AMR gains plenty of exposed carbon-fibre and gloss-black detailing, with all the exterior brightwork featuring a monochrome treatment. The dark headlamp surrounds and smoked tail-lamps are joined by a darkened grille and tailpipes, along with a gloss-black roof. The side sills, front splitter, bonnet blades and side strakes also feature an exposed carbon-fibre finish.
Inside, you’ll find leather/Alcantara upholstery and a bold lime stripe running down the centre of the seats. A leather sports steering wheel is also included as standard.