2018 Aston Martin Rapide AMR. Photo: Supplied
Dom Tripolone | Jun, 14 2018 | 0 Comments

Aston Martin has wicked-up its big four-door sports sedan. 

The British performance car brand has unleashed its track-focused concern, Aston Martin Racing (AMR), on the aging Rapide. The Rapide AMR joins the recently launched DB11 AMR in the British brand's tuned stable. 

AMR has squeezed an extra 32kW out of the Rapide's 6.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine bringing total power outputs to 443kW, while torque remains at 630Nm. The Rapide AMR can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 330km/h. 

In addition to the extra grunt Aston Martin has added a new quad exhaust system for an even more ferocious bark.  

Aston has re-calibrated some of the car's aerodynamic features to reduce lift, including new splitters, sills, rear diffuser and boot lid spoiler. 

The Rapide AMR rides on expansive 21-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in Michelin Super Sport tyres which are stopped by carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers. 

AMR has also added to the sporty driving character of the Rapide AMR by tweaking the suspension so that the sports sedan rides 10mm lower than the Rapide S and the three damper settings have been re-focused for a more dynamic ride. 

Available in four colours – blue, black and two silvers – the AMR will features the traditional lime green accents and stripe. 

Inside, Aston has used Alcantara and carbon fibre elements extensively throughout the cabin with contrasting stitching of either lime green or silver. 

The first deliveries of the Rapide AMR to global markets will commence in the last quarter of 2018.

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