Aston Martin has turned to its motorsport arm to send its outgoing Vantage model off in style. The Vantage AMR swansong model, named after Aston Martin Racing, is the motorsport arm’s first road car product. Just 300 examples of the race-inspired model will be built — 100 with a V12 engine and 200 with a V8.
The 4.7-litre V8 AMR produces the same 430bhp as the regular V8 Vantage. However, Aston Martin has applied a power upgrade to its naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12, increasing its peak output by 30bhp to 595bhp.
Both cars come with a sevenspeed automated sequential manual transmission with paddle shifters but either can be specified with manual transmission instead — six-speed for the V8 car and seven-speed for V12 model.
The car comes in coupé and roadster bodystyles and is offered in a choice of four standard colours, each with a contrasting graphic. Buyers can also opt for a colour pack that mimics the look of Aston Martin’s 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning Vantage GTE racer.