V8 Vantage AMR
V8 Vantage AMR

V8 Vantage AMR

(2017)

Launched to coincide with the 2017 Le Mans 24 hour race, AML unveiled what surly must be the last ever derivative of the V8 Vantage, the V8 Vantage AMR. It is being billed as the first production derivative of the new race-inspired performance sub-brand although the first shown to the public was the Rapide AMR

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, AMR amplifies and accentuates the sporting prowess of the British marque’s road cars, by taking inspiration or direct influence from Aston Martin Racing’s participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

V8 Vantage AMR

The AMR sub-brand has two distinct tiers. Series production limited edition models such as the new Vantage AMR sit at its entry point, while extreme and extensively modified AMR Pro models created by Q by Aston Martin Advanced Operations sit at the pinnacle of the range, including the exclusive Vantage AMR Pro unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

The V8 engined version is fitted as standard with the Prodrive designed Sportshift III automated sequential manual paddle-shift transmissions, or for the purist, six and seven-speed manual gearbox is also available.

Vantage AMR is available in four striking AMR exterior schemes: Stratus White with an Orange graphic; Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic; Zaffre Blue with Red graphic and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic.

In addition the AMR ‘Halo Pack’ takes direct inspiration from Aston Martin Racing’s 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning #95 Vantage GTE, working a combination of Stirling Green paint and vivid Lime Green accents to dramatic effect. As a finishing touch, a special Union Jack-enameled AML wings badge, previously featured on last year’s GTE racer, is available as a no-cost option.

Each of the exterior schemes is matched to a different interior scheme that demonstrate Aston Martin’s mastery of materials and hand-craftsmanship to perfection. With a combination of leather and Alcantara for the V8 Vantage AMR Coupe, the interior scheme has been carefully chosen to compliment the exterior colours. In keeping with its exterior the Halo Pack features boldly contrasting colours, including Lime Green welts and accents.

Total production of the V8 Vantage AMR coupe and Roadster will commence in the final quarter of 2017 and will be limited to just 200 examples. The car will only be available in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and China.  In the UK, the V8 AMR coupe is priced from £97,995 (£3000 more than the regular V8 Vantage S