You can't beat an Aston Martin. The brand forever associated with James Bond, as British as it gets, is also a byword for quality, high performance and great looks.
For that reason, we get as excited as anyone when a new Aston comes out, and the latest model to appear is the DB11 AMR, which is like all the other DB11s, but even better.
If its predecessor was powerful with its V12 engine, this latest model is jaw-droppingly awesome, offering a 30bhp increase up to 630bhp, which is also, incidentally, a full 127bhp more than the V8.
All that means even faster acceleration, going from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the V12. The top speed is now a quite ridiculously fast 208 mph. No wonder it was launched at the Nurburgring; it's not just that the AMR performance centre is based there, but only an F1 track would do to show off what this latest model is capable of.
On its own, such power would be hard to cope with, but the new AMR comes with even better performance and driving dynamics, making even this monstrous marvel of engineering as smooth as silk to handle.
The aesthetics are great too; using glossy carbon fibre alloys cast in an immaculate aerodynamic shape, the newest DB11 accomplishes a perfect balance between the sleek and the curvaceous. It even sounds better after changes to the exhaust.
Aston Martin president Andy Palmer said the DB11 range has "matured rapidly and intelligently" since it was first launched in 2016, with the earlier models helping to point the way to the "potential" that further developments could realise.
He added: "By applying a suite of carefully considered performance and styling enhancements the DB11 AMR is both faster – 208mph! – and more precise. It’s a combination that engages and cossets in equal measure to create a dynamic and seductive new flagship for the DB11 range, while consolidating the existing V12-powered DB11s as future collectibles”.
Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: "This car really is as beautiful as it is powerful. It's a dreamy combination and here at Petrol News we must take our hats off to Aston Martin yet again."
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