Special Edition Aston Martin Vantage Thinks It's An AMR

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There's only one of these in the world.

The Aston Martin Vantage is a seriously beautiful car despite one aftermarket company giving it a facelift to make it even more eye-catching. Last year we reported on the Vantage AMR, a special edition of which only 200 cars were produced. The AMR featured specialties such as a Graziano-developed seven-speed manual transmission, standard carbon-ceramic brakes, as well as a limited-slip differential and adaptive damping, and automatic rev-matching. The AMR is a true performance version of the original car.

Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has announced the release of its Aston Martin Vantage AMR Malaysia edition that takes inspiration from the original AMR car, and we have to say, it looks damn good.

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Now we should make one thing clear; the Aston Martin Vantage AMR Malaysia edition is not an actual AMR, so you don't get all of the performance parts associated with the name, but you do get most of the looks. The car is a limited edition model that has been created to coincide with the Merdeka celebrations and is the only one of its type in the country. Those in the know will be able to tell from its looks that it's not the real deal: it lacks the lime green central runner decal, and once seated, the lack of a manual transmission becomes obvious.

That being said, this car still looks seriously mean with its Lime Essence graphic highlights on the front grille and rear diffuser; a perfect contrast to the gorgeous Arden Green exterior paint job. Other exterior features include a twill carbon-fiber exterior bodypack with a matt black grille. The roof and side mirrors are finished off in gloss black.

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The interior features Lime Essence accents on the door panels and center console and the sport seats get contrast stitching in the same color. This special edition gets a Sports+ flat-bottomed steering wheel, a premium audio system, eight-inch LCD central display screen, as well as ventilated seats and a 360-degree camera system.

The car is powered by a Mercedes-AMG 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 503 hp and up to 505 lb-ft of torque. It sends its power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic and will accelerate to sixty miles per hour in only 3.5 seconds. It might not be the real thing, but Aston Martin Malaysia is on to something here.

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