Aston Martin Vantage AMR is last hurrah for current-gen model

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As with the "standard" models, aptly-named the V8 Vantage and V12 Vantage, the AMR will come your choice of a 430 hp V-8 mill or the V-12 which now produces 595 horses-up from the measly 565 it used to pump out.

The Vantage AMR is available in four striking AMR exterior schemes including Stratus White with an Orange graphic, Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic, Zaffre Blue with Red graphic and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic. Both naturally aspirated engines are hooked up to automated sequential manual gearboxes with six- and seven-speeds, respectively.

Production versions of the new high-performance models are being shown in public for the first time at the Sarthe circuit and, even at prices starting from nearly £100,000, there are sure to be plenty of punters.

Aston Martin first gave us a look at its new AMR sub-brand back in Geneva this year with a couple of pretty extreme concepts. The highlight is carbon-fibre seats with front grille, side strakes, lamp infill and mirror caps on the outside, instrument surround, door tops and door grabs on the inside. The most eye-catching of these is the so-called Halo Pack, inspired by the livery of Aston's 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning racer, and including what are described as "boldly contrasting colors including lime-green welts and accents".

To see it out before an all-new model debuts soon, Aston Martin has launched the Vantage AMR, of which only 300 are to be built.

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The British marque launched AMR, which is the equivalent of AMG or the BMW M division for the Gaydon corporation, earlier this year, and it promises to offer cars that are directly influenced from the firm's motorsport enterprise.

Models with a V8 engine sit on five-spoke wheels and V12s have ten-spoke rims, reports Autocar.

The interior colour scheme is matched to that of the exterior. The AMR Aero Kit is an aerodynamic package for the coupe models featuring, among other things, a carbon fibre front splitter and fixed rear spoiler.

On sale in the fourth quarter of 2017 pricing in the United Kingdom for the V8 AMR begins at £97,995 (A$165,000).

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