First of Aston Martin's new AMR models enters production


Not only is the Vantage AMR the last hurrah for the current generation, it's also the first production vehicle to fall under the AMR sub-brand. The Vantage AMR Pro Concept - launched at the Geneva Show, and pictured in our gallery with a giant wing on the back - is the first example. You can spec carbon fibre parts throughout, from the front grille, side strakes, lamp infills and mirror caps right through to the door pulls inside.

Both engines are fitted with automated sequential manual paddle-shift transmissions, or for the purist, six and seven-speed manual gearboxes in the V8 and V12 Vantage AMRs respectively.

Five color schemes are also available on the Vantage AMR, each having their own matching livery. Other options include several finishes for the alloy wheels and a new aero kit.

The AMR "Halo Pack" is inspired by Aston Martin Racing's 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning Vantage GTE, featuring green paintwork with lime green accents. The Union Jack wing badges can also be added, because why wouldn't you want to copy the race vehicle?

Each exterior scheme is matched to a different combination of colors for the interior upholstery and its corresponding stitching.

The auto maker will be producing 100 units of the auto with a V12 engine and 200 units of the auto with a V8 engine and the vehicle takes its design inspiration from the FIA World Championship victor V8 Vantage GTE. Take a look at the white vehicle here for an idea of how that will look; the Aero Kit is the most obvious change, but there are also a set of forged aluminium wheels and a titanium exhaust that saves 14kg from standard.

Aston Martin says it will limit AMR production to just 300 cars - 100 V12s and 200 V8s. "Unmistakable in look and feel, the Vantage AMR will appeal to our most enthusiastic customers". Prices start at GBP 97,995 (Rs 80.22 lakh), with deliveries expected to commence in late 2017. These are people who love our cars for their motorsport pedigree, and for their unmistakable dynamic and emotional qualities.

All models are design to commemorate Aston's racing heritage and send the Vantage out with a bang as the new model is prepared to replace it. "Limited production numbers will undoubtedly make them extremely collectible, but they're so good to drive".