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Aston Martin Rapide S (2013)


So the claim is that Rapide S is the most powerful four-door Aston Martin to date. The claim is by the brand, of course.

What we thought? Yes it is a good looking car, and yes it zips.

Some specs on the said machine:

Changes under the new Rapide’s skin are comprehensive, with a new version of the new AM11 naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 power plant delivering unprecedented power and improved in-gear acceleration.

Power from the new engine jumps significantly versus that of its predecessor: up by 17 per cent or a massive 80bhp from 470bhp at 6,000rpm to a now very substantial 550bhp at 6,750rpm. Peak torque increases, too, up from 600Nm to 620Nm at 5,000 rpm.

  • The new Rapide S now boasts an imposing and assertive new ‘face’, created by virtue of the impressive and striking new full grille
  • AM11 naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine with 550bhp of maximum power and 620Nm of maximum torque
  • Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by- wire control system
  • 0-100kmph in 4.7 seconds
  • Top speed of 304kmph
  • Adjustable suspension (ADS) offers three distinct settings: ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’
  • Latest Gen4 iteration of Aston Martin’s hi-tech Adaptive Damping System (ADS)
  • 20-inch, 20-spoke, silver painted alloy wheels
  • Optional Carbon Exterior Pack includes front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infills all fashioned from carbon fibre.

Check out the Aston Martin Rapide S:

Optional equipment:

  • 20-inch multi-spoke alloy gloss black painted wheels with diamond turned finish
  • 20-inch ten-spoke alloy silver painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 20-inch ten-spoke alloy black painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 20-inch 20-spoke polished alloy wheels
  • Alternative brake caliper finish – black, red, or silver
  • Magnum Silver rear lamp infills
  • Delete model badge
  • Delete protective tape
  • Carbon Exterior Pack
  • Optional facia trims – Piano Black, bamboo, tamo ash, mahogany
  • Matching wood door trim
  • Personalised sill plaques
  • Semi-aniline leather
  • Duotone black and red perforated leather
  • Colour-keyed steering wheel
  • Embroidered Rapide S seat logo
  • Carbon Interior Pack
  • Twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system with six-disc DVD player, auxiliary
    input, wireless headphones and remote control
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener
  • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
  • Ventilated front and rear seats
  • Smoker’s pack (ashtray and cigar lighter)
  • Second glass key

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