Aston Martin has revealed the limited edition Rapide AMR. Taking design cues from the company’s successful race team, the production version of the concept shown at Geneva last year is limited to just 210 cars.
At the heart of the Rapide AMR is a naturally aspirated drivetrain that draws much of its technology and character from the Vantage GT12. Larger inlet manifolds with tuned length dual inlet runners enhance the airflow into the 6.0-liter V12 engine and, combined with new engine and gearbox calibration, this results in an increase in power. The V12 now puts out 603ps and 630Nm of torque, while a new quad exhaust ensures sound befitting of the AMR badge.
To harness this power and enable a 0-100km/h of just 4.2 seconds, the Rapide AMR has 21in wheels – a first for any Aston Martin – paired with ultra-high-performance Michelin Super Sport tires. The forged wheels have a multi spoke design that is designed to aid brake cooling. To further aid thermal management of the brakes, the Rapide uses an evolution of the cooling system on the Vanquish S, with modified brake ducts and dust shields.
As standard, the Rapide AMR comes fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, measuring 400mm at the front with six piston calipers and 360mm at the rear with four piston calipers. The carbon ceramic discs are also part of AMR’s ethos to use lightweight components while reducing unsprung mass.
Aston Martin president and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said, “AMR takes technology and inspiration from our motorsport program to amplify the sporting prowess in our road cars which is clear to see in the Rapide AMR, Aston Martin’s most extreme, four-door sports car.
“With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, Aston Martin has taken Rapide to new and exciting extremes.”