The naturally aspirated drivetrain in the Rapide AMR shares a lot of its characteristics and technologies with the Vantage GT 12 race car. It’s powered by a 6.0-liter V-12, but with larger inlet manifolds with tuned dual inlet runners combined with a new engine and transmission calibration, the engine now produces a healthy 580 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 465 pound-feet of torque. A new quad exhaust system makes the Rapide AMR sound as exotic as the AMR race cars. With the bump in the power output, Aston Martin engineers claim that the Rapide AMR will sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph.
The Rapide AMR is the first model to ride on 21-inch wheels in Aston Martin’s history. The wheels are wrapped with ultra-high performance Michelin Super Sport tires measuring 245/35 ZR21 up front and 295/30 ZR21 at the rear. The large, multispoke forged wheels are not only stiff but are also designed to aid with brake cooling. The Rapide AMR also utilizes an evolution of the cooling system found on the Vanquish S, with modified brake ducts and dust shields to further aid thermal management of the brakes. The Aston Martin Rapide AMR comes fitted with carbon ceramic brakes as standard. The front rotors measure in at 400 millimeters and are paired with six-piston calipers. The rear rotors measure in at 360 mm and are paired with four-piston calipers.