2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR

2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR

The Aston Martin Rapide, first introduced back in 2010, is getting the Aston Martin Racing (AMR) treatment for its 2019 production run and looks to be an even more powerful super-sedan. There aren't many notable differences between this and the concept shown at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, however, there are some very cool additions, both inside and out.

The overall shape and bodyline of the Rapide AMR remains unchanged, but many small parts and accents were revised to give a more aggressive appearance while shaving some weight. The production model will feature a larger black honeycomb-styled grille and a carbon-fiber front splitter just below that. The front also comes paired with daytime running lights that seem to be taken from the Aston Martin Zagato. In addition, the 2019 model will see redesigned side skirts, a hood with bigger cooling vents, and a carbon-fiber trunk-lid spoiler. Power is funneled through a quad exhaust set up and drives on massive 21-inch multi-spoke wheels fitted with Lime-colored calipers. All this will be available in three different design schemes: The Standard, the Silhouette, and the Signature. Each scheme having different paints, accents, and stripes giving the customer several options to choose from.

2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR

The interior also resembles the concept very closely with its Alcantara bucket seats and carbon-fiber center console. Unlike most sedans, the Rapide AMR's center console extends all the way to the rear seats, which are also buckets. Stitching is in the same AMR Lime color as the exterior stripe and AMR logos can be seen in various areas including the headrests and the carbon-fiber door sills. To add on even further, the steering wheel inspired from the Aston Martin One-77 will be available as an option for customers.

2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR

Now to the part that gives the car life! The Rapide AMR, fitted with a monstrous 6.0-liter V12 engine, will produce 580 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, a sizeable increase from the standard Rapide. The AMR model is also lowered by 0.4 inches and features an enhanced cooling system found on the Vanquish S, achieving a top speed of 205 MPH and a 0-60 time of just 4.2 seconds. The car will come with large carbon-ceramic brakes paired with sticky Michelin Super Sport tires for maximum performance.

Customers interested in this ultimate super-sedan will see a starting price tag of $240,000 in the United States. Price seems justified as there will be only 210 Rapide AMRs built in total. The car will be available globally except China and Russia and expects to ship at the end of this year.

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2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR
2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR
2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR
2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR
2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR