V12 Vantage AMR
V12 Vantage AMR

V12 Vantage AMR

(2017 2018) 2018MY

Launched to coincide with the 2017 Le Mans 24 hour race, AML unveiled what became the final production derivative of the VH2 V12 Vantage, the V12 Vantage AMR. Alongside the V8 Vantage AMR, it was 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 2017, 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.
V12 Vantage AMR

The AMR sub-brand was introduced with two distinct tiers. Series production limited edition models such as the V8 & V12 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 announced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The V12 engined AMR was fitted as standard with the Prodrive designed Sportshift III automated sequential manual paddle-shift transmissions but the seven speed manual gearbox was also available as an option.

The Vantage AMR was available in five distinctive AMR exterior schemes: the AMR ‘Halo Pack’ was taken from the Aston Martin Racing’s 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning #95 Vantage GTE, with a combination of Stirling Green paint and vivid Lime Green print to back stripe and other accents to dramatic effect. Also available was Stratus White with an Orange graphic; Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic; Zaffre Blue with Red graphic and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic. As a finishing touch, a special Union Jack-enameled AML wings badge, previously featured on last year’s GTE racer, was available as a no-cost option.

Each of the exterior schemes is matched to a different interior scheme with a combination of leather and Alcantara for the coupe to compliment the exterior colours. In keeping with its exterior the Halo Pack features boldly contrasting colours, including Lime Green welts and accents.

Lightweight carbon fibre seats were standard fit on the AMR and the car had many other carbon fibre features, including a lightweight front grille, side strakes, lamp infills and mirror caps on the outside, instrument surround, door tops and door grabs on the inside. The V8 Vantage AMR came with 10-spoke alloy wheels with a choice of three different finishes.

Alongside the introduction of the AMR cars, AML also introduced a range of AMR accessories, many of which can be also fitted to earlier cars. Suitable for the V12 Vantage range were the Aero-kit, lightweight mesh grille, titanium exhaust, and a multispoke AMR wheel.

Whereas the V8 AMR was mechanically unchanged, the V12 Vantage AMR was fitted with the final spec V12 with 595 bhp, an increase of 30 bhp over the V12 Vantage S. The V12 engine Performance Pack could also be retrofitted to the earlier V12 Vantage S

Total production of the V12 Vantage AMR coupe and Roadster began in the final quarter of 2017 and was limited to just 100 examples. The AMR was only available in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and China but not the USA. 

    AMR Aero-kit

    Above is one of the V12 Vantage AMR with the optional AMR Aero-kit This was available from 2017 for all V8 and V12 Vantage models post 2012.25MY and new AMR cars. The full kit was made up a series of carbon fibre parts such as larger front splitter, side sills, dive planes and a dramatic rear spoiler.