The Aston Martin Rapide S does the seemingly impossible by endowing Aston Martin's gorgeous four-door sports car with even greater performance, agility and refinement.
As well as new styling and the greatest level of interior customisation ever offered by the manufacturer.
Powered by a new, retuned 6.0-litre V12 engine, the Rapide S delivers 558PS of power and 620Nm of torque. This powerhouse of an engine can get you to 62mph in 4.9 seconds, and to a top speed of 190mph.
Visit the Jardine Aston Martin dealerships in Cambridgeshire and Kent to find out more about the Rapide S.
The enhanced performance of the Rapide S compared to its predecessor is a result of subtle tweaks to its exterior design, as well as the improvements made to its already mighty engine.The rear deck has been restyled to make the car yet more aerodynamic, while the lower position of the engine and 48:52 weight distribution results in exceptional body control round the sharpest corners. The full-face aluminium grille and new air intake, meanwhile, give the vehicle an even more assertive profile. This can be accentuated by a new Piano Black interior pack, with darker instrument surrounds and finer headlining.
The variety of safety and security measures available with the Rapide S give you maximum protection in the event of an accident. In addition to a raft of systems to provide extra stability, grip and traction, the advanced bonded aluminium frame and new front bumper beams provide extra rigidity. Together with the eight airbags, all four occupants are shielded from the force of any impact. Fast as it may be, the Rapide S is also extremely quick to stop, due to its standard carbon-ceramic disc brakes and top-quality 20" alloy wheels. An immobiliser and optional Category Five tracking device also assures security against theft.
The Rapide S will be the first Aston Martin to feature the manufacturer's “Gen4" Adaptive Damping.
This enables drivers to choose between three driving modes, “Normal", “Sport", and “Track", depending on whether you are focused more on refinement or performance.
The Rapide S's new 8 speed gearbox goes into production in late 2014, ready for the latest model release in 2015.
The unique roar of Aston Martin engines has always been a unique selling point of these iconic sports cars. Careful adjustments to the interior have resulted to a reduction in vibrations, while retaining the exhilarating noise of the V12 in full flow.
The aural pleasure of driving the Rapide S is enhanced further still by the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system, which offers a perfectly balanced blend of exterior and interior sound.
|Vehicle Length||5020 mm / 197.6 in|
|Vehicle Width||2140 mm / 84.25 in|
|Vehicle Height||(unladen weight) 1350 mm / 53.1 in|
|Wheelbase||2989 mm / 117.7 in|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1990 kg / 4837 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||V12|
|Engine Capacity||6750 cc|
|Max Torque||620 nm @ 5500 rpm|
|Max Power||558 kW @ 6750 rpm|
|Top Speed||190 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 4.9 sec|
|Combined Cycle||19.9 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||13 mpg|