Watch And Listen As Aston Martin Brings V8 Glory To Goodwood

Our Pic Of The Week this Friday is quite clearly an Aston Martin DB11. Specifically though it's the newly released V8 model

Our Pic Of The Week this Friday is quite clearly an Aston Martin DB11. Specifically though it's the newly released V8 model

Also in the AMR stable was the Vulcan AMR Pro - somehow making the ridiculous Vulcan even more manic. The 820-horsepower track special is now available with a high-downforce package developed by the new AMR sub-brand. The 400-mile electric sport sedan was spotted in the metal for the first time.

This is the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR, which is the latest extension of Aston Martin's AMR program. Dive planes are present on both sides of the nose to keep the Vulcan grounded, with the front splitter also gaining new turning vanes to improve steering response.

There's even more going on at the back, with a new dual plane wing with an upstand on the trailing edge to maximise downforce which, combined with the tweaks at the front, increase downforce pressure by a third over the standard Vulcan.

The Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro is a package that can be specified by customers to improve the vehicle, and will be fitted by the company's Q division.

The lucky customers have participated in exclusive driving events held at some of the world's best Formula One circuits, including Circuit of the Americas in the USA, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi and, naturally, Aston Martin's home circuit, Silverstone.

In case you didn't know, this was the auto that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and took the laurels in the GTE Pro category. The rear wing endplates feature new slots with 15mm Gurney flaps of their own. That's more than the Aston Vantage GTE used by the AM Racing team, apparently, and Aston says the pack improves 'traction, steering response and front-end grip'. More efficient use of carbon fiber means the engine cover weighs about 11 pounds less than before. They were delivered to specially chosen customers throughout 2016, and since then, Aston Martin instructors-including three-time Le Mans victor Darren Turner-have been shaping the buyers into better drivers who can appreciate and properly use such a machine.

"I can't wait to see the customers' faces when they experience it for themselves!"

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