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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Aston Martin Rapide AMR Spied



Aston Martin’s Rapide AMR was spotted by Automotive Mike while it was tearing through Germany’s most well known racetrack, the Nürburgring.

Having gone on sale almost a decade ago, the Rapide nameplate has gone through a few revisions until it became the fastback sedan we know today. However, the Rapide model is coming to an end with sedan production being shifted over to the automaker’s Lagonda sub-brand. As a sort of last ‘hurrah’, Aston Martin is releasing two unique variants; a high-performance model with an AMR badge and an electric luxury version that’s set to arrive next year.

A prototype of the AMG variant was spotted at the Nürburgring and on the track’s surrounding road. As a refresher, those initials are short for Aston Martin Racing and the division was launched as a new sub-brand of the automaker earlier this year.

The Rapide AMR first debuted in concept form last year with a naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V-12 engine. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission sending 592-horsepower to its rear wheels, the car was said to have a top speed of 210 mph and a 0-60 mph sprint time just under 5 seconds.

Of course these specs are not necessarily what the production model will have so we’ll just have to wait for its debut, which should take place before deliveries begin later this year.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 01:25 PM
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Wow this concept sounds absolutely fantastic! I guess that's what happens when you have a V12 with close to 600hp sitting under the hood.
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The next best thing to happen to these AMR vehicles is if a brand like Brabus can pick it up and take it a step further. There's always a customer base willing to pay for more performance, luxury, and so on.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 12:23 PM
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The new Rapide AMR could be a good indicator of what the future EV variant could look like because overhauling a body would cost too much compared to slightly tweaking an already existing design.
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Any guesses as to what sort of power we'll end up seeing in the electric variant? Surely if Tesla is able to get 760hp out of the P100D, then AM should be capable of hitting similar numbers.
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