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Published: Sun, March 12, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Aston Martin AM-RB 001: call it Valkyrie

Aston Martin AM-RB 001: call it Valkyrie

The suits at Gaydon say that AMR will help strengthen the connection between the brand's road and race cars.

In short, there was plentiful evidence of the product-led renaissance on which the brand is embarking, as well as how far it has come since a previous Geneva show when the firm-as one company executive put it-"didn't have anything new, so we just had four Vantage N400s in different colors".

With that in mind, we've compiled a list of what we are expecting to happen over the next few years, based on our collected knowledge and conversations with senior Aston managers, including CEO Andy Palmer. 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 sportscar gets AMR's signature stirling green with green accents, riding on new 21in alloy wheels and featuring a new full height signature grille, front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser and aero flip on the rear decklid, the Rapide AMR makes a striking statement.

Aston Martin has used the Geneva Motor Show to reveal that its new hypercar - which has been the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 until now - will go on sale as the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Aston Martin made sure that the brand was given the right kind of treatment for the people who are looking forward to seeing a new line up that will be exclusive and dynamic in nature. While on the other hand, Rapide will be a V12 6.0 engine vehicle with the top speed of 210mph. Aston has confirmed it will build 210 Rapide AMR models. "They are the start of something very exciting - a programme that will eventually see an AMR version of every model in the Aston Martin range".

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