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Published on September 10th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Aston Martin Rapide AMR Launched in Malaysia

In 2018, the Aston Martin Rapide AMR was introduced as the quickest, most potent sedan ever to roll out of Gaydon. Out of the 210 units built for the global market, two have been brought into Malaysia by Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur. These are the last two units available in South East Asia.

The cars will be offered in Standard and Signature schemes. The former features Onyx Black exterior paint with AMR Lime accents on the splitter, sills and rear diffuser, while the latter sets itself apart with Stirling Green paint and Lime accents and stripes.

Powering the Rapide AMR is a naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine that benefits from larger inlet manifolds and new calibrations. As a result, the engine churns out 603 PS and 630 Nm of torque, which represents an increase of 45 PS and 10 Nm over the Rapide S.

In addition, the sedan is also equipped with lower suspension with retuned dampers and carbon ceramic brakes. Pricing starts from RM1.1 million excluding duties and taxes.

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Here’s the press release with more information:

PRESS RELEASE

Following hot on the heels of the DB11 AMR, Aston Martin has revealed the limited edition Rapide AMR in 2018. This production version of the concept shown at Geneva last year is limited to just 210 cars. Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur brought in 2 units of Rapide AMR.

AMR stands for Aston Martin Racing and the brand draws a direct engineering and aesthetic link between the company’s successful race team and its road cars. As such the Rapide AMR is a sports car capable of comfortably transporting a team of race drivers to a circuit on the other side of a continent and then tackling the track when they get there.

At the heart of the Rapide AMR is a naturally aspirated drivetrain that draws much of its technology and character from the potent Aston Martin Vantage GT12. Larger inlet manifolds with tuned length dual inlet runners enhance the airflow into the 6.0-litre V12 engine and, combined with new engine and gearbox calibration, this results in an increase in power. The legendary V12 now puts out 603PS and 630NM of torque, while a new quad exhaust ensures a raucous sound befitting of the AMR badge.

As standard, the Rapide AMR comes fitted with carbon ceramic brakes. Measuring 400mm at the front with six piston calipers and 360mm at the rear with four piston calipers, this is the first time that a Rapide has been fitted with such stopping power. The carbon ceramic discs are also part of AMR’s ethos to use lightweight components whilst reducing unsprung mass they have a noticeably beneficial effect on the driving experience.

Alongside the new tyres, brakes and aerodynamics, the Rapide’s suspension has also received considerable attention. The new Rapide AMR rides 10mm lower than a Rapide S and although the three stage adaptive dampers remain, they have been thoroughly reengineered to create a car that is more focused, agile and dynamic. Much of this development work has been completed at the newly opened AMR Performance Centre at the Nürburgring.

The Rapide AMR will be available in Standard and Signature schemes. For Malaysia, Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur had brought in the Signature scheme matches Stirling Green paint with Lime accents and a Lime stripe for the definitive AMR look, and the Standard scheme Onyx Black – with adding AMR Lime accents to the splitter, sills and rear diffuser.

Retail price at RM 1,100,000.00 excluding duties and taxes. For viewing appointment, please call +60 3 2163 1196 or email to [email protected] For more information, please visit www.astonmartinkualalumpur.com.

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