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Aston Martin rolls out Vantage-based AMR special editions

Aston Martin rolls out Vantage-based AMR special editions

The manufacturer has started producing its run of 300 Vantage AMR models, limited editions that represent the first in a series of race-inspired "AMR" machines, and the end of Vantage production.

More aggressive than the standard Vantage, the AMR version will be offered with either V8 or V12 engines - rated at 430 hp and 595 hp, respectively, the latter borrowed from the Vantage GT12 and representing a 30-horse increase over the standard V12 Vantage S.

The cars are available with various visual enhancement packages that liven up the exterior bodywork with four different liveries, including white and orange, black with blue, blue and red, and silver with grey.

Only 200 V8 models and 100 V12s will reach production, with prices starting at £97,995 for an eight-cylinder example.

Not only is the Vantage AMR the last hurrah for the current generation, it's also the first production auto to fall under the AMR sub-brand. There is also the Stirling Green with fluorescent lime color scheme available as the "Halo Pack" option. For those wanting an extreme interior and exterior look, lightweight carbonfibre seats are offered, as are a host of other carbon features such as a lightweight front grille, mirror caps and door grabs on the inside.

The first of these new models is the Vantage AMR, borrowing its handle from Aston Martin Racing.

There is also an optional grey-green and lime colour to choose, with enamel Union Jack emblems emblazoned on the body to commemorate last year's championship-winning GTE auto - a no cost option.

For the car's wheels - fivespoke items on the V8 auto and 10-spoke ones on the V12 - there's a selection of three different finishes.

The AMR Accessories range offers customers the chance to further personalise their vehicle. Along with a new front splitter and dive planes, a set of side sills and a fixed rear spoiler are available. "As our most agile and athletic road vehicle, and our long-time representative in the world of GT racing, it is the ideal auto with which to introduce AMR".

"Unmistakable in look and feel the Vantage AMR will appeal to our most enthusiastic customers. Limited production numbers will undoubtedly make them extremely collectable, but they're so good to drive I'm confident we'll see many of them being enjoyed both on the road and at track events around the world". Deliveries are scheduled to commence in Q4 2017. The current Vantage flagship costs $354,300 for the V12 Vantage S Coupe or $254,200 for the equivalent V8.


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