Aston Martin used the 2017 Geneva Car Show to unveil its new breed of cars. Designed to integrate racing technology into its road cars, the British car maker unveiled its AMR lines-the Vantage Pro and Rapide during the event.
Fortune reports that the Vantage line will only be available in limited numbers not exceeding 7 units while there will be 210 Rapide AMR cars. The Vantage AMR Pro represents the first tier of the AMR line. It will be a 4-door sports car with chassis, power, and styling upgrades. The Vantage, on the other hand, is inspired by Aston Martin Racing's WEC winning V8 Vantage GTE.
"They are the start of something very exciting-a program that will eventually see an AMR version of every model in the Aston Martin range." Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.
Auto Blog reveals that the Vantage AMR Pro will be powered by the same engine that Aston uses on the World Endurance Championship. It will have 500 horsepower and will boast of new modifications such as a new splitter, fenders, side skirts, and rear diffuser. It will also come with additional performance upgrade such as adjustable suspension and center lock wheels.
Aston Martin.com reveals that the Rapide AMR will go down as the "fastest and most thrilling four door." With its 6-liter aspirated V12 engine, the Rapide can reach a top speed of 210 mph. It will feature 21-in alloy wheels and will feature a full height signature grille, front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser and aero flip on the rear decklid. It features carbon detailing on the exterior and lightweight carbon fibre front seats.
As both cars will only be available in limited numbers, those who want to have them would need to act fast. Otherwise, they would have to wait until the AMR versions of other Aston cars are unveiled.