The Aston Martin Rapide S is a standout among super cars, it is an extraordinary exception to the concept of the 4-door sedan. With equal mix of British design, historical Aston Martin DNA and the latest in technology and engineering, the Rapide S is tempting to anyone that has coveted perfect power in the past. With its massive one-piece grill declaring your arrival, the Aston Martin Rapide S turns the tables on the status quo. Aston’s hand-built 5.9-liter V12 engine that produces 550 horsepower and 465 lb-ft. of torque with specifically tuned eight-speed automatic transmission allows the driver to change gears automatically or manually with the steering column-mounted magnesium paddles.
The Rapide S will bring you and 3 others from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.2 seconds with top speeds over 200 mph. Aston Martin gave the Rapide S an adaptive damping system that offers three different suspension settings, “Normal,” “Sport” and “Track” – to allow the driver to prioritize handling and ride comfort as desired. Automatically taking sensor readings from the car’s systems, including throttle position, brake position, steering wheel rotation and vehicle speed, to determine driving conditions while the vehicle configures the damping accordingly.
Inside the distinct appointments are sharp, direct and refined.
Drivers will easily forget the backseats and drive this car with determination. Fine leather upholstery and crafted aluminum controls are at hand. The seats are designed for comfort, safety and ultimately to keep the driver in his seat, firmly in control. Rear passengers will marvel and the spacious back cabin, which offers ample leg room and headroom. The two bucket seats, separated by a center console, will grip your passengers in place on curvy country roads. Comfort is the primary objective throughout but this super car never strays far from its performance roots. Options for sportier interiors include red leather seats with black trim and there are also options for aural management, which can eliminate ‘noise’ while filling the cabin with ‘desirable sound.’ Aston Martin offers more custom options for the Rapide S from Q by Aston Martin, a department that creates bespoke and luxurious cars in tandem with the consumer.
Story By Josh Lewis.
Photos By David Lewis Taylor.
Check out our previous Aston Martin Content:
Leading The Pack
Welcome to Access By BMW
European Feel Dynamic Handling
Atlas Stands Apart From The Crowd
Rolling In A Rolls Royce Dawn
The 2019 Mercedes G-Class one of the world’s most desirable and powerful SUVs.
A Look To The Future
Meet the latest Bentayga
From The House Of Kia
The Evolution Of Style And Substance
Modernism On Wheels
A Phantom Recording Studio
Rebirth Of American Luxury Car
Good Design Is Always in Style
Irresistible In Every Way
Plug In and Win
Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante, Tom Brady Limited Edition
A Perfect Knock-Off
First Look At The BMW Concept X7 iPerformance
Redesigned for 2018
On The Pacific Coast Highway.
The Big Style News Is From VW. The Return Of The Iconic Microbus.
East Coast Defender Is Going Big
The First Pursuit-Rated Pickup
Jaguar Makes The 2018 F-Pace Even Better
Aston Martin Goes Electric
The Ultimate Vehicle Concept
Speed And Style Matched To Perfection
"Category Of One"
Smarter Than Ever Before
Supercar For Four
The First Range Rover With SVO Design Pack Goes To Anthony Joshua
Nissan 370Z NISMO
From London With The I-Pace Concept
Welcome To The New Luxury Standard Set By The G90