Aston Martin Rapide AMR unveiled
- Limited to 210 units
- Exterior and interior changes to resemble the GT racers
- Increased engine output providing additional performance
Aston Martin’s racing division (AMR) has just revealed details of its performance version of the four door Rapide shortly after its recent DB11 AMR launch. Limited to only 210 units, the Aston Martin Rapide AMR will certainly be added to collectors garages quickly enough.
The AMR variant keeps the same 0-100 km/h time as the standard Rapide S at 4.2sec. Power is increased to 595bhp from the standard 545bhp while sharing the same naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine with 465lb ft of torque.
The exterior includes aerodynamic bodywork such as carbon fibre splitter, sills, rear diffuser and boot lid lip spoiler. A new bonnet with large ventilation insets is also made of carbon fibre. It also gets new carbon-ceramic brakes and 21in wheels — a first for Aston — paired with Michelin Super Sport tyres designed to aid brake cooling.
The Rapide AMR gets Alcantara trim and new carbon-fibre sports seats. The centre console and transmission tunnel are finished in carbon-fibre. The cabin has contrasting lime-green stitching to mimic the exterior paint options and AMR logos in the seats, inspection plate and carbon-fibre door sills.
We believe this performance sedan should certainly appeal to a younger audience, with plenty to look forward to from the British brand in the near future.