Aston Martin Rapide & Vantage Receive AMR Versions
Aston Martin showed up bearing gifts at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, in the form of these ravishing AMR concepts you see here – the Rapide AMR and the Vantage AMR Pro. Why AMR, you ask? This is actually the name of Aston Martin’s new sub-brand, aimed to take technology and inspiration even further, in an effort to come up with extreme versions of each model in the automaker’s range – yes, these things are confirmed for production.
For instance, the Aston Martin Rapide AMR features a wide array of engine upgrades, as well as chassis and design updates, while the Vantage AMR Pro is a more extreme ride, inspired by the brand’s WEC V8 Vantege GT3 race car. But let’s take them one by one right now.
First, the Aston Martin Rapide AMR comes with the company’s naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine, tweaked to develop 600 PS, and supposedly claims the title of the world’s fastest four-door model with a registered top speed of 210 mph.
The Rapide AMR also shows off a signature Stirling Green exterior, with lime green accents, as well as a fresh set of 21″ alloys, alongside a bespoke front grille and new side sills, a new rear diffuser and an aero flip. Inside the cabin, the lightweight carbon fiber seats at the front were dressed in “Dark Knight Alcantara”, while the center console and door casings now feature carbon fiber as well.
On the other hand, the Aston Martin Vantage AMR Pro is unfortunately not street-legal, but this supercar brags about 507 PS and a race-spec adjustable suspension and more track-oriented equipment. There will only be 7 lucky people owning a Vantage AMR Pro, while 210 Rapide AMR vehicles will reach production.