The increase in power is achieved by enhanced airflow to the engine as a result of larger inlet manifolds as well as new engine and gearbox calibration.
The Rapide AMR also has retuned suspension and optimised aerodynamics.
Extra aerodynamic bodywork includes carbonfibre splitter, sills, rear diffuser and bootlid lip spoiler. A new bonnet with large ventilation insets is also made of carbonfibre.
The Rapide AMR sits 10mm lower than the Rapide S and its adaptive dampers have been re-engineered to be “more focused, agile and dynamic”, said Aston.
It also gets new carbon-ceramic brakes and 21in wheels — a first for Aston — paired with Michelin Super Sport tyres designed to aid brake cooling.
The brakes measure 400m at the front with six-piston calipers and 360mm at the rear with four-piston calipers. To further aid brake cooling, the Rapide AMR uses a version of the Vanquish S’s cooling system with modified brake ducts and dust shields.
There are three design schemes: Standard, Silhouette and Signature. The latter gets Stirling Green paint with lime accents and stripe, drawing the closest visual link to the livery of Aston race cars.
Inside, there is a full-length carbonfibre centre control and the seats are made with Alcanatara — both firsts for a Rapide. Each car gets AMR logos stitched into the seats and a limited-edition AMR plaque on the carbon sills.