Following the debut of the DB11 AMR, Aston Martin has revealed the limited-edition Rapide AMR (Aston Martin Racing) in conjunction with the brand’s return to Le Mans to defend its 24-hour race.
At the heart of the Rapide AMR lies a 6.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine with larger inlet manifolds and quad exhaust system upgrades, making 603 hp and 630 Nm. That’s capable of catapulting the Rapide AMR from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, with a top speed 330 km/h.
Outside, the Rapide AMR is incorporated with a large and aggressive front grille reminiscent of the extreme track-only Vantage Pro while its circular daytime running lights take lessons from the recent Zagato models.
Strapped on the body of the Rapide AMR are a long list of lightweight components including a new front bonnet, splitters, sills, rear diffuser and boot lid spoiler – all made of carbon fibre.
Underneath the 21-inch forged wheels, a first for any Aston Martin, are carbon ceramic brakes fitted as standard. The multi-spoke wheels are not only rigid but are designed to aid brake cooling.
The Rapide AMR also utilises an upgraded cooling system borrowed from the Vanquish S, with modified brake ducts and dust shields.
It is the first time the Rapide has been equipped with such immense braking power – with 6-pot calipers in the front and a 4-pot pair at the rear. The new Rapide AMR sits 10mm lower than a Rapide S and while the three stage adaptive dampers are retained, they’ve been thoroughly re-engineered for better agility.
Inside, a One-77 style steering is available as an option while standard fitments include a full-length carbon fibre centre console and seats upholstered in Alcantara.
Every Rapide AMR is garnished with AMR logos stitched into the seats and a limited-edition AMR inspection plaque. The Aston Martin Rapide AMR will be available globally except in China and Russia and is available from £194,950 (approx. RM 1.04 million) with deliveries due at the end of this year.