Aston Martin Rapide S

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Rapide S Color Options

  • Metallic Red

  • Morning-frost-white

  • Midnight-blue

  • Meteorite-silver

  • Marron-black

  • Mariana-blue

  • Mako-blue

  • Madagascar-orange

  • Lightning-silver

  • Kopi-bronze

  • Jet-black

  • Hardly-green

  • Hammerhead-silver

  • Grey-bull

  • Divine-red---new-for-2015

  • Diavolo-red

  • Concours-blue

  • Cobalt-blue

  • China-grey

  • Arizona-bronze

  • Appletree-green

Aston Martin Rapide S Review

Overview

More power, more beauty and same soul, this would define Aston Martin Rapide S. It is a car where engineers delivered what designers demanded. It is a car with way more improvements in styling, performance, and safety. With this, the brand proved that they can successfully create something different, something as different as Rapide S which is a four-door sports car with loads of poise, luxury and power. A perfect balance in terms of weight distribution and function, Rapide S will win your heart with astonishing exterior design and sumptuous aerodynamic ability. The interiors are creatively designed with luxurious cabin and ergonomic cockpit where driver’s ease of driving and passenger’s comfort of traveling is properly taken care of. The 5935cc V12, 48 valves engine with quad overhead camshaft technology which pumps maximum power of 560 PS at 6650 rpm and maximum torque of 630 Nm at 5500 rpm in coordination with the rear-wheel drive and 'Touchtronic III' 8-speed transmission. To keep the running horses in control, the safety features are ample like Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control (TC), Positive Torque Control (PTC), and braking assists like Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) which in all make your Rapide S a safe and hot beauty.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

The powerful V12 5935 cc engine along with its ferocious performance manages to give you a fuel economy of 12.9 litres/100km, which do sound a bit costly but can be overlooked for those power and torque values.

Power

The signature 5935cc V12 engine burns out fuel efficiently so that each unit of energy is optimally extracted to offer high peak of power and torque. The maximum power generated by this furious power plant is 560 PS and the massive maximum torque reads at 630 Nm.

Acceleration and Pick up

The well cultivated power plant, rear wheel drive, and Touchtronic III 8-speed transmission, all in combination give mind blowing acceleration to this fast saloon. Only 4.4 seconds are required to catch the speed of 100 km/h from a naught. The top speed is again enthralling at 327 km/h.

Exterior

The exterior design of the car is something which will for sure leave you gazing as it has elegantly streamlined body with a low and aerodynamically shaped aqueous design. The feature like expressive three-dimensional radiator grille, dazzling sleek eye shaped headlamps with LED and daytime running lights, the crowned Aston Martin emblem on the fluidic front bonnet integrated bonnet louvers, together gives an irresistible and captivating front look. The sleek silhouette design of the car in pair with rear sporty appearance gives it an image of ready to fly car. The 20” 20-spoke silver painted alloy wheels, the functional side vents and the exclusively designed tail lamps further glorify the car's exterior.

Exterior Measurement

The dimensions of 5020 mm X 2140 mm X 1360 mm (L X W x H) and the wheelbase of 2989 mm give this Aston an aerodynamic, sleek and stylish look.

Interior

The royal luxury offered by the brand Aston Martin is indeed incomparable and on this front, the Rapide S is no exception. The interior designers have crafted the interiors artistically keeping in mind the perfect ergonomics that is required in a sports car. The use of contrasting color patterns, wood trims and textures running all around and the soothing interior lighting gives the interior its own charm. The infotainment system and control panel is designed so as to cause no impedance in the driver's area of sight. The leather coated, multi-functional steering wheel, the 6.5-inch LCD screen compatible with Hard Disc Drive satellite navigation and the cruise control system are added to give car's interior a sporty convenience. The superior quality bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system will allow you to feel the real essence of your favorite genres. Thus, the aesthetics displayed by the car's interior solemnly defines a fine specimen of craft.

Interior Comfort

Step in the Rapide S and feel of Aston Martin will hover your mind. The feel is plush. The feel is rich and the feel is complete. The car features a full-grain Luxmill leather upholstery with luxuriously supportive heated seats and electric adjustments so that the posture is correct and comfortable. The efficient automatic climate control and the soothing ambient interior lighting inside further contribute to the nice feel inside.

Interior Measurements

The use of dimensions meticulously is an art and Aston Martin has mastered it by providing spacious seating arrangement and ample legroom inside. The boot space of 317 litres further extends to 886 litres with rear seats folded.

Engine and Performance

At the center of the saloon lies its heart, the 5935cc V12, 48 valves engine with quad overhead camshaft technology which pumps power down the throat of the furious car. This engine churns out maximum power of 560 PS at 6650 rpm and maximum torque of 630 Nm at 5500 rpm. In coordination with the rear-wheel drive and 'Touchtronic III' 8-speed transmission, the saloon shots up to reach top speed of 327 km/h after taking 4.4 seconds to come to 100 km/h from absolute 0. The quad-overhead camshaft technology integrated in the engine maintains a perfect ignition and injection timing due to which efficient combustion process takes place during high speed operations.

Stereo and Accessories

A 100-watt bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower technology, 6.5-inch LCD screen with HDD satellite navigation, DAB radio and AM/FM radio gives you the liberty to enjoy your ride your way. Further, the added feature like integrated Apple iPod and iPhone connector, A2DP Bluetooth audio, WAF, Windows Media Audio and MP3 audio file compatibility allow to get lost in the world of music.

Wheels

The lightweight forged alloy wheels are unique to Rapide S wherein they not just add movement to the car but also complete the side profile of the vehicle. The 20-inch 20-spokes silver polished alloy wheels with dimensions being 245/40 ZR20 for front and 295/35 ZR20 for rear tyres give dynamic form even when the vehicle is at rest.

Braking and Handling

When the creators blessed the car with best of speeds, they didn't even ignore the mechanisms to curb the speed. The dual cast disc brakes on front as well as rear wheels with handling assistance provided by the ABS (Antilock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) make Rapide S a timid car. The ultra-responsive car is further supported on a purely dependable three stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes and a suspension system consisting of Independent double wishbone, coil springs suspension with anti-roll bar for both front and rear.

Safety and Security

When attention is paid in every detail to make it balanced and complete from every angle, the safety nest will surely be the best. The various safety features fitted in it are Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control (TC), Positive Torque Control (PTC) and Electronic Park Brake. The car is also equipped with basic safety features like front, side and window airbags for front passengers and driver, 3-point seat belts with automatic comfort fit and Cruise control which in all prevent you from injuries.

Pros

  • Royal interior designing
  • Artistic exterior design
  • Unadulterated motoring experience

Cons

  • High maintenance
  • Big price tag

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