Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
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595bhp Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed

595bhp Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed

Aston Martin President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer, commented: 'AMR takes technology and inspiration from our motorsport programme to amplify the sporting prowess in our road cars which is clear to see in the Rapide AMR, Aston Martin's most extreme, 4-door sports auto.

The AMR-badged, four-door Rapide follows hot on the heels of the DB11 AMR (which we've driven in Germany), and is based on the concept shown at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017, retaining the gaping front grille and boasting circular daytime running lights that reference recent Zagato models. It will be limited to 210 units.

The AMR variant keeps the same 0-60mph time as the standard Rapide S at 4.2sec and shares the same naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine with 465lb ft of torque, but it gets uprated power from 545bhp to 595bhp. Ride height has dropped 10mm compared to the S, while the three stage adaptive dampers have been returned to match. Carbon-ceramic brakes have also been fitted - a first for the Rapide - comprised of 400mm discs at the front gripped by six-pot calipers, and 360mm discs and four-pot calipers at the rear. They're the most potent brakes of a production Rapide so far, and they're combined with 21-inch wheels, a first in fact for any Aston Martin. A full-length carbon-fibre centre console and Alcantara-trimmed seats reinforce the car's sporty persona - both firsts for a Rapide. Modified brake ducts and dust shields borrow design elements from the Vanquish S, meanwhile, to also aid in keeping temperatures down. This production version of the concept shown at Geneva a year ago is limited to just 210 cars.

Andy Palmer, President and CEO, Aston Martin said, "AMR takes technology and inspiration from our motorsport programme to amplify the sporting prowess in our road cars which is clear to see in the Rapide AMR, Aston Martin's most extreme, 4-door sports auto".


There are three design schemes: Standard, Silhouette and Signature. "Standard" and "Silhouette" schemes come in a choice of four colours: Mariana Blue, Scintilla Silver, Lightning Silver and Onyx Black.

The interior of each Rapide AMR reflects the design scheme chosen for the exterior, with either AMR Lime or Galena Silver welting and stitching. There's also the Signature scheme in a mix of Stirling Green paint and AMR Lime accents. Each auto gets AMR logos stitched into the seats and a limited-edition AMR plaque on the carbon sills. Each vehicle comes with a unique AMR inspection plaque, plenty of AMR branding and carbon sill plaques. Optionally available for the full race vehicle experience are carbon paddle shifters, a One-77 steering wheel and, er, an umbrella.

In addition to the three design schemes, customers will also be able make use of Q by Aston Martin to further personalise their vehicle. Available globally (except in China and Russia), pricing will start from £194,950 in the United Kingdom, $240,000 in the U.S. and €229,950 in Germany. The vehicle will be available worldwide with the exception of China and Russian Federation, and customer deliveries are scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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