Aston Martin is launching its most powerful Vantage to date, with the first Aston Martin Racing (AMR) production versions of coupe and roadster.
The catch is that worldwide production run is limited to 300 cars — 100 V-12s and 200 V-8s — of the high-performance cars inspired by the FIA World Endurance Championship race cars.
The Vantage AMR gets motivation from either a 430-hp V8 or a 595-hp V-12, both harnessed by paddle-shift automatics. Or, they can be ordered with either a 6-speed manual (with the V-8) or 7-speed manual (V-12).
The cars are available in one of four colour/stripe combinations — Stratus White/Orange, Ultramarine Black/Blue. Zaffre Blue/Red or Scintilla Silver/Grey — and with alloy wheels available in three different finishes. Each of the exteriors is also paired to a complimentary interior colour scheme, available in Alcantara and leather on the coupe, or all-leather on the roadster.
And if that’s not “racy” enough for you, the cars also come with an AMR Halo Pack that borrows the racing cars’ Stirling Green paint with vivid Lime Green accents inside and out, as well as a Union Jack winged emblem.
Optional personalization touches include an AMR Aero Kit (carbon-fibre front splitter and dive planes, side sills and fixed rear spoiler), forged aluminum AMR wheels, and carbon fibre grille, side strakes and mirror caps. Carbon fibre interior options include seats, instrument surround, and door toppers and pulls. And it's also available with a suite of bespoke items including racing helmet and suit, dashtop camera, and matching luggage set.
“The Vantage has been an incredible success for Aston Martin, both in V8 and V12 forms. As our most agile and athletic road car, and our long-time representative in the world of GT racing, it is the perfect model with which to introduce the exciting AMR range,” said Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer. “Unmistakable in look and feel, the Vantage AMR will appeal to our most enthusiastic customers. These are people who love our cars for their motorsport pedigree, and for their unmistakable dynamic and emotional qualities.
“Limited production numbers will undoubtedly make them extremely collectible, 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,” he concluded.