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Published on May 2nd, 2019 | by Subhash Nair

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Aston Martin’s New Vantage AMR Comes With a 7-speed Manual

Aston Martin adds a dash of fun and excitement to their Vantage model with the introduction of the Vantage AMR.

The Vantage itself is quite an extraordinary model, with an AMG-sourced 4.0 Biturbo V8 at its heart. This motor is set low and far back, giving it a 50:50 weight distribution.

Normally, an engine like this is paired to something like a 7-speed AMG Speedshift DCT. This time its 510PS and 625Nm of torque is experienced through a 7-speed MANUAL gearbox.

This allows the Vantage AMR to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 4 seconds.

This transmission was developed by the same company that has supplied high-performance gearboxes to Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Audi.

It features a ‘dog-leg’ first gear, but still follows the traditional double H configuration. The transmission is fitted to a limited-slip differential for the most engaging driver experience.

Aston Martin have built in this feature called AMSHIFT, which gives you rev matching without needing to physically blip the throttle upon braking and downshifting. In addition, AMSHIFT also gives the driver full-throttle upshifts for better acceleration too.

Not only does the manual transmission add a new dimension of rawness to the Aston Martin Vantage, it also makes the car lighter overall. Without that hefty automatic transmission, the Vantage AMR is 95kg lighter. This is also because carbon ceramic brakes were used.

Aston Martin Vantage AMR Specifications

Body

  • Two Door Coupe Body Style with 2+0 Seating
  • Extruded bonded aluminium body structure with steel panels
  • LED high and low beam headlamps with integrated direction indicator, daytime running lights, position lamp, lock/unlock graphic theatre
  • Signature full width LED tail lamp with stop tail and dynamic indicator functions
  • Clamshell bonnet
  • Side gill

Engine

  • All-alloy quad overhead cam, 4.0 litre twin turbo V8
  • Water-to-Air charge cooling
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear wheel drive
  • Compression ratio 10.5:1
  • Fully catalysed stainless-steel exhaust system
  • Electronically controlled exhaust
  • Dual Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Fully CNC machined combustion chambers
  • Maximum power: 510PS / 503BHP / 375kW at 6000rpm
  • Maximum torque: 625Nm from 2000-5000rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 4.0 seconds1 / 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds1
  • Maximum speed: 195 mph1 (314 kph)

European Fuel Economy Figures

  • C02       285 g/km1 NEDC

Transmission

  • Rear mid-mounted manual transmission
  • Graziano seven-speed Transaxle
  • AM Shift
  • Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
  • Final drive ratio 3.727:1

Steering

  • Electric power assisted steering rack with 12.9:1 steering ratio
  • Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.4 turns lock-to-lock

Suspension

  • Front independent double wishbone design coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Rear multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Skyhook technology modes Sport, Sport + and Track

Wheels and Tyres

  • 20″ Forged AMR Wheel                                                
  • Front 20″ Pirelli P Zero 255/40/20
  • Rear 20″ Pirelli P Zero 295/35/20

Brakes

  • Front ventilated two-piece carbon ceramic brake discs 410 mm diameter
  • Rear ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs 360 mm diameter
  • Electric park brake
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring (DTV)

Dimensions and weights

  • Dry weight – 1499kg
  • Length – 4465 mm
  • Width (incl Mirror Caps) – 2153 mm
  • Width (excl Mirror Caps) – 1942 mm
  • Height – 1274 mm
  • Wheelbase – 2704 mm
  • Fuel tank capacity – 78 litres
  • Weight Distribution – 50:50

In Car Entertainment

  • Aston Martin Audio System
  • 8.0″ LCD screen
  • iPod® and iPhone® integration and USB playback
  • DAB & AM/FM Radio
  • A2DP Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming
  • Integrated satellite navigation system

Vantage 59 Standard Specification4

  • Exclusive Stirling Green Paint with Lime Halo Graphic + 59 Logo on Bonnet
  • Q 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Exterior Body Pack2
  • Lime Rear Diffuser Insert and Blades
  • Exterior Black Collection including
  • Matte Black Window Surround
  • Matte Black Front Grille
  • Q 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Decklid Insert
  • Smoked Tail Lamps
  • Q 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Bonnet Vents
  • Q 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Louvred Side Gill
  • Q 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Mirror Caps
  • Q 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Roof
  • 20“ Textured Black AMR Wheel
  • AMR Lime Green Brake Calipers
  • Quad Matte Black Exhaust
  • Enamel wing badges
  • Silver underbonnet cross brace
  • Sport Plus Collection (Sports Plus Seat and Sports Steering Wheel)
  • Monotone Unique AMR Interior Environment: Dark Knight Leather and Dark Knight Alcantara with Lime Stripe and Lime Stitch
  • Exclusive 59 Logo Embroidery in Silver
  • Q Dark Chrome and Carbon Fibre Jewellery Pack
  • Base Floor Mats
  • Aluminium Treadplates with exclusive Sill Plaque AMR
  • Carpeted cabin
  • Gloss Black trim inlay
  • Automatic temperature control with dual zone climate control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Memory seats
  • Heated rear screen
  • Side mirror tilt down on reverse
  • Keyless entry
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Auto park assist
  • Touchpad
  • Glass switches
  • Electronic steering column and cruise control
  • 360-degree camera 

 Optional Features – Vantage 59

Interior

  • Heavy Pile Floor mats
  • Q 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre Tread Plates
  • Q 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre Trim Inlay
  • Alternative seat belt colours – Flint, Champagne, Spicy Red, Mocha, Graphite

Exterior

  • Black underbonnet cross brace
  • Optional Wheel Centre Caps – 2×2 Twill Gloss, 2×2 Twill Satin
  • Machined Carbon Fibre Wings Badges
  • Privacy Glass

Functional

  • Garage door opener
  • Aston Martin Premium Audio System
  • Heated seats
  • 16-way seat adjust
  • Closed stowage and armrest

Vantage Hero Standard Specification4

  • 4 Exterior Paint Options: Sabiro Blue, Onyx Black, China Grey, White Stone
  • Q 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Exterior Body Pack
  • Carbon Fibre Diffuser Insert and Blades
  • Exterior Black Collection including
  • Matte Black Window Surround
  • Matte Black Front Grille
  • Smoked Tail Lamps
  • Q 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Bonnet Vents
  • 20“ Silver AMR Wheel
  • AMR Lime Green Brake Calipers
  • Quad Matte Black Exhaust
  • Enamel wing badges
  • Silver underbonnet cross brace
  • Sport Plus Collection (Sports Plus Seat and Sports Steering Wheel)
  • 4 Interior Environment Options: Dark Knight leather/ Dark Knight Alcantara/ AMR Lime Stripe + Stitch
  • Black leather/Black Alcantara/ AMR Lime Stripe + Stitch
  • Phantom Grey leather/Black Alcantara/AMR Lime Stripe + Stitch
  • Copper Tan Metallic leather/Black Alcantara/AMR Lime Stripe + Stitch
  • AMR Logo Embroidery in Silver
  • Q Dark Chrome and Carbon Fibre Jewellery Pack
  • Base Floor Mats
  • Aluminium Treadplates with exclusive Sill Plaque AMR
  • Carpeted cabin
  • Gloss Black trim inlay
  • Automatic temperature control with dual zone climate control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Memory seats
  • Heated rear screen
  • Side mirror tilt down on reverse
  • Keyless entry
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Auto park assist
  • Touchpad
  • Glass switches
  • Electronic steering column and cruise control
  • 360-degree camera 

Optional Features – Vantage Hero

Interior

  • Heavy Pile Floor mats
  • 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre Tread Plates
  • Optional Trim Inlay – Lime Essence Painted, White Stone Painted, Hyper Red Painted, Q 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre
  • Optional Jewellery Pack – Gloss Black and Satin Silver, Satin Silver, Dark Chrome
  • Sports Plus Carbon Fibre Collection
  • Optional Steering Wheel – Sports Colour Keyed, Sports Carbon Fibre with Black Leather Inserts, Sports Carbon Fibre with Colour Keyed Inserts
  • Alternative seat belt colours – Flint, Champagne, Spicy Red, Mocha, Graphite

Exterior

  • Black underbonnet cross brace
  • Optional Wheel Centre Caps – 2×2 Twill Gloss, 2×2 Twill Satin
  • Machined Carbon Fibre Wings Badges
  • Optional Roof FinishesGloss Black, 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre
  • Optional Body Packs – Graphite Painted, Gloss Black2
  • Graphics – Lime Pinstripe
  • Optional Rear Diffuser Insert and Blades Finish – Match to exterior Body Pack, Body Coloured
  • Red Tail Lights
  • Optional Decklid Insert – Matter Black, 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre
  • Optional Mirror Caps – Gloss Black, Carbon Fibre
  • Privacy Glass
  • Optional Side Gill – Matte Black Perforated, Gloss 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre
  • Q 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre Door Handle

Functional

  • Garage door opener
  • Aston Martin Premium Audio System
  • Heated seats
  • 16-way seat adjust
  • Closed stowage and armrest
  • Umbrella and holder
  • First aid kit


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