Aston Martin’s AMR motorsport division created an upgrade, limited-edition version of the Rapide sedan. The company images this machine as a four-door perfect for a high-speed journey in comfort and only intends to build 210 of them. Prices will start at 4240,000 in the United States, and deliveries will start in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The Rapide AMR continues to use Aston’s naturally aspirated V12, and it now produces 580 hp and 4654 pound-feet, versus 552 hp and 465 pound-feet from the version in the Rapide S. The revised tuning to unleash the extra power includes larger inlet manifolds and tuned-length dual inlet runners. The upgrade lets the sedan reach 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 mph.
Taking cues from 2017’s Rapide AMR concept, the production version features carbon fiber parts for the front splitter, side sills, trunk lip spoiler, and rear diffuser. The carbon hood has large vents near each corner of the windshield, and there are circular LED running lights in the lower sections of the front fascia. Inside, the car has a carbon fiber center console that runs the whole length of the vehicle. The seats have Alcantara upholstery and customers can choose between AMR Lime or Galena Silver highlights.