Its design has changed little from the concept auto shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, with the large and aggressive front grille, reminiscent of the extreme track-only Vantage AMR Pro and the daytime running lights look to be inspired by recent Zagato models. Most of the changes, though, have been done with aerodynamics in mind. Aerodynamic components like the splitter, sills, rear diffuser, ventilated bonnet and boot lid lip spoiler are all made of carbon-fibre.
"With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, Aston Martin has taken Rapide to new and exciting extremes". It means a hefty 580 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque.
The interior matches the colour you've chosen, with either lime green or silver contrast stitching and welting on the alcantara seats, AMR logos stitched into the upholstery and a full-length carbon-fibre centre console - also a first for a Rapide. Channelled to the rear wheels through a carbon propellor shaft and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the AMR covers the 0-60mph dash in 4.2 seconds on its way to a 205mph top speed. Slowing, meanwhile, comes courtesy of new carbon ceramic brakes, with 400mm front discs with six piston calipers, and 360mm rear discs with four piston calipers. The forged multi-spokes have been created to be not only stiff but allow plenty of air to flow through, helping keep the brakes cooling.
Not everything has been done with performance alone in mind.
Speaker John Bercow praises behaviour of a baby in the Commons
But MSPs at the Scottish Parliament refused to give their blessing for May's Bill - something Blackford says has been ignored. The SNP MP Ian Blackford leaves the House of Commons after repeated clashes with the Speaker, John Bercow, during PMQs.
German interior minister pulls out of Merkel's integration summit
Trudeau, who announced that the G7 had issued a joint communique, had to suffer the wrath of Trump. "I accepted that. She said that she still believes Trump shares the principled stance of the G7 on " many issues".
KKR Will Buy Envision Healthcare for an Eye-Popping $5.5 Billion
The firm has a market capitalization of $5.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.00, a PEG ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.46. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Envision Healthcare during the first quarter worth $229,000.
Customers who don't care for the three available design schemes can opt for a bespoke project commissioned by the Q by Aston Martin division.
Like other AMR products, the Rapide AMR will be available in three distinct colour schemes, inspired by racing liveries - Standard scheme, Silhouette scheme, and Signature scheme. There's also the experience to consider: witness, for instance, the new quad exhaust system, which Aston Martin describes as positively "raucous" in its chorus. The Silhouette gets a full-length contrasting stripe in China Grey or Clubsport White instead. The latter gets Stirling Green paint with lime accents and stripe, drawing the closest visual link to the livery of Aston race cars.
The full-length centre console comes in carbon fibre, seats are trimmed in Alcantara and each vehicle will come with a limited-edition AMR inspection plaque. Pay a bit more and you can even get a One-77 style steering wheel.
Limited to just 210 cars, the British automaker describes the Rapide AMR as "a sports vehicle 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". Aston Martin says it only plans to make just 210 of the cars to sell worldwide, each priced from $240,000. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018.