Aston Martin Vantage AMR – UK release, price and full specs as performance car is unveiled

Aston Martin Vantage AMR – UK release, price and full specs as performance car is unveiled

Aston Martin has unveiled the all-new Vantage AMR which is designed to deliver the ultimate driving experience for its customers. What is typical o

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Aston Martin has unveiled the all-new Vantage AMR which is designed to deliver the ultimate driving experience for its customers. What is typical of an Aston Martin is how lovely the car looks. Whatever you think about Aston Martin it is hard to argue how talented its exterior designers are at consistently producing incredible looking cars. This AMR variant takes the basic silhouette of the Vantage and gives it some extra exterior tweaks, most notably the bold yellow detailing across the grille, slippers, bonnet and inside the vehicle. This colour scheme is typical of Aston AMR performance vehicles and has been delivered with a level of subtle here giving it a sporty but not garish design.

Powering the car, is the British car manufacturer’s new four-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which produces 510PS and 625Nm of torque.

This powertrain is set low and far back in the chassis which contributes to its 50:50 weight distribution.

This allows the vehicle to sprint from 0-60mpg in just 3.9 seconds on to a top speed of 195 mph.

Petrolheads will be pleased to learn the car has a seven-speed manual which should offer a more involved driving experience compared to an automatic.

The vehicle will be produced in very limit number wish just 200-units expected to be manufactured.

It will be made in five different specifications with 141 of the 200 to either Sabiro Blue, Onyx Black, China Grey or White Stone.

The remaining 59 will be crafted in celebration of the 60th anniversary since Aston Martin’s triumphant 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans victory with DBR1.

Named “Vantage 59”, this fixed specification features a Stirling Green and Lime exterior paint scheme and Dark Knight leather and Alcantara interior, finished with a signature AMR lime stripe and stitch.

Prices for the vehicle start at £149,994 while the Vantage 59 will cost from £164,995.

Deliveries of Vantage AMR are scheduled to begin during the final quarter of 2019.

Speaking of Vantage AMR, Andy Palmer President and Group CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda said, “When I joined this company, customers asked and, as a gearbox engineer and racer, I promised that we would always offer a manual transmission in our line-up.

“The Vantage AMR not only honours that commitment but sets us apart from our competitors in continuing to offer a three-pedal option.

“In a world of autonomous robo-taxis, Aston Martin will continue to advance the art and science of performance driving.

“With the Vantage AMR, we have created a thoroughly modern sports car that rewards effort and focus from the driver; the antidote to driving a computer game.

“With the Vantage GTE set to race again at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, I hope that those customers who are lucky enough to take ownership of a Vantage 59, will have even more reason to celebrate with their new car”.

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