The more sprinting performance is mated with the new luxury of the four-door sports car from the British Automaker Aston Martin, in the new Rapide S. It has an exclusive beauty of a GT which is optimized by more refinement in the engine performance and efficiency to make a unique and balanced identity in the segment of Luxury 4-doors Sports Car. Engine : The new Rapide S is coming with a new Rapide Gen 4 AM11 engine which is a next generation engine in terms of technology and delivering ample power to the luxury of new Rapide S. It has a front mid-mounted, all alloy 48 -valve V12, 6.0 Litre engine with a displacement of 5,934 cc and has rear-wheel drive. The V12 Engine can generate a top horsepower of 550[558 PS] at 6,750 RPM which is an improvement of 80 hp[81 PS] i.e. 17% ( in the previous model, it generates 470 hp[477 PS] at 6,000 RPM). In the max torque, there is also a improvement of 20 Nm with a top torque of 620 Nm at 5,000 RPM and increment of 40 Nm between 0 to 4,000 RPM, while increased torque of 50 Nm at 2,500 RPM. Performance : On the performance part, the new Rapide S can sprint 0 to 100 km/hour[0 to 62 miles/hour] in just 4.9 seconds which is an improvement of 0.3 seconds[previous model takes 5.2 seconds], while it can accelerated to a top speed of 306 km/hour[190 miles/hour]. Based on the success of WEC GT racing campaign, Aston Martin has improved a lot in terms of power, efficiency and performance by the technically sound engine with fully controlled CNC based combustion chambers, lighter and hollow camshafts with DVT[dual variable timing], active and stylish Exhaust System made of stainless steel. On the other hand, the power maker has efficiency side too, in which Rapide S has shown a combined[city+hight] EU based fuel economy of 19.9 miles/gallon while a 7% reduction of CO2 emission of 332 grams/km[on previous model it was 355 grams/km].
Exterior : The new four door sportier new Rapide S has attractive and stylish new full grille in front. In dimension the Rapide S is 5020 mm long, 2140 mm wide and 1350 mm in height. It has a composite body with extruded aluminum VH structure body and door side-impact beams, with aluminum & magnesium alloy. It is featured with eye-catching single bi-xenon headlamps with nicely embedded led side lights and direction indicators, while a clear led rear lamps. It has weight of 1990 kilograms[4387.2 pounds] and a fuel capacity of 90.5 liters[19.9 imperial UK gallons or 23.9 US gallons). It has a sportier silver painted 20 inch alloy wheels with 20-spokes with tyres from PIRELLI P ZERO front[245/35 ZR20] and rear[295/30 ZR20]. Technology : The new Rapide S is equipped with advanced technology like DSC [dynamic stability control] with hi-tech Gen4 Adaptive Damping which gives a choice of 3 modes, Normal Mode, Sport Mode and Track Mode for unique driving experience as per the condition and situation. In safe driving technology, it has ABS [anti-lock braking system] , EBD[electronic brakeforce distribution] and EBA[emergency brake assist] with Traction Control for much safer and comfortable ride with addition of Servotronic Speed-Sensitive power steering of Rack and Pinion which has 3.0 turns lock-to-lock.
Interior with premium style and quality finish with standard feature available as[some features listed below] :
- leather sports steering wheel.
- walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround.
- full-grain leather interior.
- exterior mirrors and memory seats.
- dual-stage front airbags.
- bluetooth® telephone preparation.
- satellite navigation.
- satellite radio system only for US.
- heated rear screen.
- automatic temperature control.
- front and rear parking sensors.
- 1000-watt bang & olufsen beosound audio system with icepower® technology.
- integrated apple ipod®,4 connector.
- tyre pressure monitoring system.
- alarm and immobiliser.
- remote-control central door locking and boot release.
- usb connector
- powerfold exterior heated mirrors.
- heated front seats only for sports seats.
- trip computer.
- cruise control.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S will be on sale worldwide through the brand’s 146 dealers from coming month(February) 2013 with prices will be announced later at the time close to the date of sale.
Photo Gallery of Aston Martin new Rapide S
Video Gallery of Aston Martin new Rapide SAuto Press Release 2013 THE ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE S: MORE POWER, MORE BEAUTY, SAME SOUL – Rapide S is the most powerful four-door Aston Martin to date – Peak output jumps 17% as new 6.0-litre V12 engine produces 558 PS – More assertive new look emphasises Rapide S’ sports car character