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Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed – UPDATE

UPDATE (13/6/18): Aston Martin's local arm has confirmed the Rapide AMR will be priced from $459,950 plus on-road costs. See bottom of article for more details. The Aston Martin Rapide AMR has been revealed, sporting racy looks, more power, and a super limited production run...

Aston Martin Rapide AMR spied

A prototype believed to be the production Aston Martin Rapide AMR has been spied this week around the Nurburgring in Germany. Based on the 2017 Rapide AMR concept, the production version will feature a power boost and a more performance-focused mechanical setup for a more engaging drive experience – Aston Martin Racing (AMR) products are meant to be the most extreme versions of core models...

Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE

Update - A new report out of the US confirms LeEco is no longer part of the RapidE project, hence why the EV will be a limited-edition model. See article for details British sports luxury marque Aston Martin has confirmed production of its upcoming RapidE EV will commence in 2019 on social media this week...

Aston Martin RapidE EV to go into production by 2018 with Chinese help

Aston Martin and LeEco have agreed to co-develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric sedan. Overnight Aston Martin confirmed that it had signed a memorandum of understanding of Chinese electronics firm LeEco, formerly known Letv. LeEco and Aston Martin hope to have the all-electric RapidE on the market by 2018...

Aston Martin RapidE EV concept unveiled, may be built within two years

The Aston Martin RapidE electric car concept has been unveiled during the official state visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to the UK. The new Rapide-based concept car was revealed overnight at Lancaster House in London, where the Chinese president met with members of the royal family, including Prince William and his wife Catherine Middleton...

2018 Aston Martin Rapide will bring 600kW electric heart to party - report

Andy Palmer, the outspoken boss of British prestige marque Aston Martin, says the next Rapide will offer a heroic electric option - and that Tesla’s latest power upgrade, Ludicrous Mode, “is stupid”. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News at this week’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, Palmer promised his company is pulling out all the stops on the next generation of its sleek four-door coupe...

Aston Martin Rapide to be replaced by next-gen Lagonda sedan, new DBX crossover

The Aston Martin Rapide will not enter a second generation, instead it will be replaced by two vehicles: a new Lagonda sedan and a DBX crossover. Speaking with Car and Driver about the company's model plan for its next-generation of vehicles, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer explained there are three legs to the company's current plans: "First is replacing the entire sports car range; second is the DBX, and that appeals to a different set of audiences; and the third is the sports sedan, which will carry that beautiful badge"...

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, Rapide S gain eight-speed auto

Both the Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S have been updated for the 2015 model year with a new eight-speed transmission, as well as a smidge more power and torque. Dubbed Touchtronic III by Aston Martin's marketing department, the ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox will be fitted as standard on all MY2015 Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S models...

Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid makes history at the Nurburgring

History has been made at the Nurburgring this weekend with the Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid claiming the first ever zero-emissions lap in an international motor race at the 41st ADAC Zurich Nurburgring 24 Hours in Germany. Based on the recently released Aston Martin Rapide S road car – the 6...

Aston Martin Rapide S: hydrogen version to race at Nurburgring

A hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide S is being prepared to run in this year's Nurburgring 24-hour race. The car will still use its normally aspirated V12 petrol engine and fuel tank, but will also incorporate a liquid hydrogen reservoir. The specially built Rapide S will be capable of running on either petrol or pure hydrogen, the latter producing zero emissions at race speeds...

Aston Martin Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2 shooting brake revealed

The one-off Aston Martin Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2 has broken cover ahead of its unveiling at next month's 2013 Geneva motor show. The unique Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake was commissioned by an Aston Martin collector on the strict condition that it would be the only one of its kind...