2019 Aston Martin Rapide Release Date
here may not be the next Gen-Rapide, but the sedan is currently getting a high-performing version
This is not really surprising. The AMR division, originating from the arm of Aston Martin Racing, was launched at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, where the company exhibited two near-ready production concepts. One of them is the Rapide AMR and has a variety of new features inside and out, as well as a more powerful engine. The second car on display is Vantage AMR Pro, a more hardcore model tuned for track use. Whether Rapide will also get AMR Pro treatment remains unknown, but we really get a production variant of AMR Rapide in 2018. Let’s find out more about that in the speculative review below.
2019 Aston Martin Rapide Exterior
• Carbon Fiber Bumper Inserts
• The spliter is larger
• Revised Grille
• Vented Engine Hood
• New Sided Skirt
• Carbon-Fiber Diffuser
• Decklid Aero Flip
• Large Exhaust Pipe
While the test car seen near the Nurburgring line is not yet ready for production, it includes some of the AMR signature elements we’ve seen in the concept car. Up front, the sedan is already equipped with a revised bumper, which includes large carbon fiber inserts, rounds of foglamps, and splitters larger than the standard model. It also gets the hood of a well-ventilated concept car, but the grille is not installed and the hood is not painted.
Unlike the show car, which has a black honeycomb grille, the prototype uses chrome horizontal slats of the regular model, but has seven instead of eight bars. There is no indication that the black net will be a standard feature on AMR’s Rapide production, but that would be a cool thing as it gives the sedan a more aggressive look.
The side view is once again a mix of AMR and standard production features. While the side skirts must be similar to the concept car, carbon fiber mirror cap, black fender pieces, and black door handles must be missing. The window trim is also chrome instead of black. But more importantly, the sedan was driving a standard Rapide wheel when it had to have a unique 21 inch roller and painted black. But all these features should make it in the car before walking on the assembly line.
The back has the same variation, as it comes with AMR elements that look on the concept car, but not yet finished with fine detail. Highlights include the aero flip on the deck, the unpainted revised bumper, and the more aggressive new diffuser. While the carbon-fiber aero element seems to have all the features in place, the large quad exhaust pipes are gone.
Cat Stirling Green with Lime Green accent on the front splitter, hood, roof, side skirts, and diffuser are also missing from this car, but do not worry, it will be at the official launch event. Aston Martin will probably offer other color combinations as well.
See Also :
2019 Aston Martin Rapide Interior
• Dark Knight Alcantara
• Carbon Fiber Sports Chairs
• Console of Carbon Fiber Center
• High Contrast Sutures and Inserts
• Special Graph
Our paparazzi did not get a chance to take pictures of the interior, but given the fact that the Rapide AMR concept has a production-ready cabin, it’s safe to assume that upcoming performance sedans will get the same, if not the exact same features. Expect AMR’s interior to bring the same design and features to the Rapide standard, but with some exclusive bits on it. Highlights should include Dark Knight Alcantara on dashboards, seats, and steering wheel, carbon fiber sport seats, as well as piles and carbon fiber consoles.
Chairs, dashboards and door panels should be decorated with contrasting stitching, with an option to fit the exterior details. For example, a car that has a line and Lime Green accents will get the same color to be stitched inside the cab. The buttons in the middle stack will probably have a matching accent. Everything else should remain unchanged compared to regular Rapide, although a special sedan should get ordered graphics for infotainment screens and instrument clusters. Aston Martin can also add custom apps to record track times, although this feature is more likely to be offered on Rapide AMR Pro.
2019 Aston Martin Rapide Powertrain
• Upgrade 6.0-Liter V-12
• 592 Horsepower
• 465 Pound-Feet Of Torque
• 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds
• Highest Speed At 210 Mph
• The Suspension setting was revised
The AMR package is not just about visuals, so this Rapide will be the most powerful version of the name plate. If the Rapide AMR concept is any indication, the production model should get the same 6.0 liter V-12 engine naturally with the standard model, but it is set to 592 horsepower. It is a 40-horsepower increase compared to the usual Rapide, but the torque is likely to remain locked at 465 pound-feet.
It’s been fast from 0 to 62 mph in standard guise with a benchmark of 4.4 seconds, Rapide will be slightly faster with the AMR package. Look for a sedan to reach 62 mph in 4.3 clicks. The highest speed will increase from 203 to a whopping 210 mph. The new numbers will make Rapide AMR one of the fastest sedans in the market.
The upgraded engine will join the new exhaust system that will give the car a unique growl, as well as special chassis settings. There is no word on what new features will be obtained, but AMR will benefit from lower rise altitudes, richer springs, and revised electronics for better cornering. Bigger brakes and newer tires with better handles are also on the table.
2019 Aston Martin Rapide Price
Aston Martin Rapide AMR will be the most expensive sedan from a British company. With the Rapide S price of $ 207,775 in the US, it is safe to say that AMR Rapide will take at least $ 250,000 before the option. Word says that Aston Martin plans to build only 210 units, so it may be sold out in a matter of weeks.