Aston Martin Vantage AMR: production models shown

Following up from the AMR concepts unveiled in Geneva in March is the Aston Martin Vantage AMR, the first production model in Gaydon’s race-inspired performance range. Available in both V8 and V12 variants, the AMR models feature a range of aerodynamic and performance upgrades.

From the outside, both cars look nearly identical to the V8 and V12 Vantage S, lacking the more aggressive body addenda of the AMR show cars. However, an carbon fibre AMR Aero Kit is available on coupé models and adds a front splitter, canards, carbon side sills and a large rear wing. Buyers can also specify intricate forged aluminium AMR wheels that is reminiscent of those fitted on the Vantage AMR Pro Concept.

Also offered are four colour schemes, including Stratus White with Orange graphic, Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic, Zaffre Blue with Red graphic and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic. There’s also a Halo Pack that mimics last year’s World Endurance Championship-winning #95 Vantage GTE, with Sterling Green paint and Lime Green accents; Union Jack-enameled wing badges are also available as a no-cost option.

Aston Martin Vantage AMR: production models shown

Inside, the leather and Alcantara upholstery (all leather in the Roadster models) are colour matched to the exterior colour schemes, and lightweight carbon fibre seats can be fitted. Not enough? There are plenty of other options that you can pile on to your heart’s content, such as carbon fibre front grille, side strakes, headlight inserts, mirror caps, instrument cluster surround, door tops and door grabs.

The base model gets a 4.7 litre naturally-aspirated V8, making the same amount of power as the V8 Vantage S at 430 hp. The 5.9 litre V12 on the V12 model, on the other hand, has been breathed on to push outputs from 565 hp on the V12 Vantage S to a stout 595 hp – the same as on the limited edition Vantage GT12.

Aston Martin Vantage AMR: production models shown

Purists will be delighted at the fact that a row-your-own manual gearbox will be made available – a six-speed unit in the V8 model and a seven-speeder in the V12 – although a seven-speed sequential manual transmission is also offered on both. An optional AMR titanium exhaust saves 14 kg over the standard V12 Vantage system, and improves the noise and engine response.

Available in both coupé and Roadster bodystyles, the V8 and V12 Vantage AMR models are priced starting from £97,995 (RM531,300) in the United Kingdom and €126,995 (RM606,000) in Germany, with deliveries slated to kick of in the fourth quarter of the year. Both Vantage AMR models will be on display at this weekend’s 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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