Aston Martin has revealed the track focussed Vantage AMR complete with a seven-speed manual transmission.
To accommodate the stick shift, the AMG-developed 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 has been retuned to deliver 375kW of power and 625Nm of torque, a 60Nm reduction when compared to the regular Vantage.
The motorsport-inspired manual has been developed by Graziano and features a ‘dog-leg’ first gear. It’s also mated to a limited-slip differential.
The transmission features AMShift which is driver selectable and uses clutch, gear position and prop shaft sensors, together with the engine management program to mimic the technique of heel-and-toe downshifts while allowing full-throttle upshifts.
Aston Martin’s latest Skyhook damping system is included with Sport, Sport + and Track modes.
Removing the automatic transmission and including carbon ceramic brakes as standard are major contributors to a 95kg weight reduction.
Performance wise, the Vantage AMR can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313km/h.
Limited to 200-units, the Vantage AMR will be available in a selection of traditional colour combinations with 59 examples to be specially crafted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Aston Martin’s triumphant 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans victory with the DBR1.
Named “Vantage 59”, the fixed specification (pictured) features a Stirling Green and Lime exterior paint scheme with a Dark Knight leather and alcantara interior.
In terms of local pricing, the Vantage AMR will start from $369,950 plus on-road costs, while the 59 Edition jumps to $409,950 plus on-roads.
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