Aston Martin DB11 by Q will leave you feeling blue in Geneva

Joanna Estrada
March 11, 2017

New badge strategy will help strengthen the connection between Gaydon's road and race cars.

Sorry mate, Aston Martin has started with its oldest products first.

Aston says the AMR treatment will range from bespoke exterior and interior appointments to upgrades in chassis and performance. The sportscar gets AMR's signature stirling green with green accents, riding on new 21in alloy wheels and featuring a new full height signature grille, front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser and aero flip on the rear decklid, the Rapide AMR makes a striking statement. While on the other hand, Rapide will be a V12 6.0 engine auto with the top speed of 210mph.

The brand's only four-door model also gets unique 21-inch wheels and aerodynamic parts around the vehicle.

2017: Beyond the Vantage AMR Pro and Rapide AMR models that were shown at Geneva, there will be a final-hurrah AMR version of the outgoing Vantage, which we've been told will come in both V-8 and V-12 flavors. Engine specifications on Aston Martin Valkyrie include a 6.5 liter V12 engine offering 4000 lbs of downforce even without a traditional rear wing. Inside, carbon fiber-rich cabin of the Vantage AMR Pro pairs lightweight shell-style buckets with a custom roll cage.

Sounding as much of a Led Zeppelin song as it does a sleek hypercar, Valkyrie is the name of the million-dollar automobile that was known as the decidedly less-sexy AM-RB 001 while in development.

The head honcho discussed the supercar that will follow the halo vehicle, stating that the model will be built on the "form follows function" priciple, while betting on the Aston Martin beauty card. The multi-million baht hypercar is developed in conjunction with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and is slated to get nearly 1,000hp.

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