Aston Martin AMR – Road Cars with Racing Tech
You’d consider Aston Martin to be fairly sporty, right? Well, some seem to disagree with that and think they’re not sporty enough. Aston Martin have responded to this by introducing their new Aston Martin AMR line. AMR stands for Aston Martin racing, and looking and what they’re offering indicates they’re getting pretty serious.
There will be two limited edition vehicles available – the Rapide AMR and the Vantage AMR Pro. Let’s look at them in more detail.
The Rapide AMR will be sporting the same 6.0 litre V12 engine as the Vantage GT12, putting out 600 horsepower and hitting a whopping top speed of 210 miles per hour. Its super sporty look will include new 21 inch wheels, a new grille, front splitter and a rear diffuser. Interior wise, both front seats are carbon fiber, with an Alcantara suede trim included as well as light green accents. So far the Rapide AMR has been showcased at the Geneva auto show 2017 in a stirling green paint job, but others will be available for customers.
On the other hand, the Vantage AMR Pro is track only, and really exemplifies how hardcore the AMR lineup can get. It makes use of a variant of the GT4 racecar’s V8 racing engine, putting out a heft 500 horsepower. It sports a new bumper, splitter, tweaked rear diffuser and a massive rear wing. To add to this, it has adjustable suspension, racing transmission mounts, a roll cage and center locking wheels, complete with Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tires. Its interior is still comfy, with an Alcantara suede upholstery and a whole bunch of carbon fiber.
If you happen to be loaded and plan on getting your hands on one of these, don’t hang about. The Rapide AMR will be limited to 210 copies, where the Vantage AMR Pro will be extremely limited, with only 7 examples. Don’t hang about!