The Aston Martin Rapide never really hit the right spot. Its impressive V12 came straight out of the Aston super cars and it’s looks were that of an elongated DBS but it failed to reach the sunny heights of the Porsche Panamera or the BMW M5. Aston have now set out to change that with the new Aston Martin Rapide AMR, a car they say is worthy of a race team.
The AMR is limited to just 210 cars and was built to celebrate Aston’s return to the Le Mans 24 hours to defend their 2017 victory. The AMR is very reminiscent of cars from Aston’s past with the aggressive grill looking similar to that of the track only Vantage AMR Pro and the circular daytime running lights coming straight from the Zagato models.
With 595bhp coming from the V12 engine powering the big 4 door to 60mph in just 4.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 205mph, the Rapide AMR can keep up with super cars, let alone the Panamera and M5. The AMR should be able to keep up with its competition through the corners as well thanks to its new 400mm front discs and 10mm lowered ride height. Aston Martin say the new Rapide AMR is more focused, agile and dynamic.
All this luxury high-speed goodness for the small price of just £194,950 with Aston Martin expecting delivery to take place later this year.
PS: I thought I should mention why I haven’t written here for a while, I recently started a new job in automotive PR. This is taking up a lot of my time and focus. But I am aiming to keep going here but it may be more sporadic and less scheduled. Keep an eye on my twitter @jimafred to see what’s coming when.
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