Aston Martin AM-RB 001: call it Valkyrie

Aston Martin AM-RB 001: call it Valkyrie

Aston Martin AM-RB 001: call it Valkyrie

This "ultimate iteration" of the Vantage V8 packs a 500-horsepower version of the naturally aspirated 4.7-liter used in AMR's GT4 racer and matches its unique grille/valance, deeper splitter, front fenders and rear diffuser with a hood and rear wing borrowed from the V8 Vantage GTE competition cars.

The AMR brand was launched exclusively at the Geneva Motor Show. Aston Martin Valkyrie is limited to just 150 units, but company reports state that all have been spoken for.

The AMR brand has to follow in the tracks of the iconic Aston Martin cars.

Aston Martin is now in the midst of a reinvention process that sees the company upping the ante on multiple fronts, with the list of fresh efforts being led by the aptly-named Valkyrie hypercar. The Rapide AMR gets a 600hp 6.0-litre V12 engine that can attain a 320kph top speed. Inside, the vehicle gets lightweight carbon fibre front seats, trimmed throughout in Dark Knight Alcantara with Lime Green accents and carbon fibre waterfall, centre console and door casings, ensure the Rapide AMR is a fabulous fusion of race auto attitude with a luxurious crafted twist.

"It gets Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres measuring 265/35 at front and 325/30 at the rear fitted onto lightweight magnesium alloy wheels measuring 20" in front and 21" at the rear.

The first cars that are being confirmed to be made under this label will be Rapide AMR and Vantage AMR Pro concepts.

"As proof of that intent I'm incredibly excited to announce that we will be putting both the Vantage AMR Pro and Rapide AMR into production: the Vantage in an extremely limited series of no more than 7 cars; the Rapide as a run of only 210 cars".

Aston says that AMR will eventually be extended to all other models in the future, as the brand is keen to affirm its reputation as a credible maker of supercars.

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