British carmaker Aston Martin has revealed the Vantage AMR, a race-inspired limited-run swansong model for its Vantage sports car. The Aston Martin Vantage AMR is limited to just 300 models, with 200 powered by the 4.7-litre V8 engine and the rest by the 6.0-litre V12.
The Aston Martin Vantage AMR is the work of the British marque's motorsports arm, Aston Martin Racing (AMR) which was established in 2004. The Vantage AMR is the second AMR model based on the Vantage after the Vantage AMR Pro which is restricted to just 7 units.
The V8 variants of the Aston Martin Vantage AMR are powered by the same 430bhp 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 as the regular car.
The V12 variants, on the other hand, sports the 6.0-litre V12 from the limited edition Vantage GT12 which kicks out 592bhp.
Both cars are available with an automated manual sequential gearbox. However, owners can specify manual gearboxes for the Vantage AMR - a 6-speed for the V8 and a 7-speed for the V12.
Regarding looks, the Vantage comes in coupé and roadster body styles which are available in a choice of four standard colours, each of which comes a contrasting graphic.
Also available is a ‘Halo Pack' which gives the sports cars a Stirling Green paint finish with lime green accents, based on Aston's Vantage GTE race car, as well as a Union Jack Aston Martin badge as a no-cost option.
The Aston Martin Vantage AMR is the perfect sendoff for the current-generation of the Vantage before the next generation arrives with engines from Mercedes-AMG. For those looking to experience a naturally aspirated Aston, this may very well be the last chance.