In 2013 Aston Martin revealed Rapide S, building on the foundation of Rapide, Aston Martin's first four door car. Visually striking, the difference between the two models could immediately be told by the assertive full-face grille. Machined by hand from aluminium, the imposing grille gave Rapide S an inimitable front profile.
Aston Martin’s long history of bespoke, hand-made luxury was on display in the execution of Rapide S interior. Using the finest leathers, a vast array of woods and other luxurious materials, each cabin was crafted by hand with absolute precision. In each embroidered ‘AML’ logo there are over five thousand stiches, intricately placed to create the perfect finish.
Positioning the 6.0-litre V12 engine behind the centreline of the front wheels and mounting the eightspeed Touchtronic III transaxle at the rear concentrates the major masses of Rapide S within the wheelbase, achieving a nearperfect weight distribution. This had the twin benefits of optimising agility and delivering consistent, confidence-inspiring handling on all roads and in all weathers.
Rapide S blended four door luxury with the over 100 years of Aston Martin sports heritage. The result was a stunning four door GT that was every inch a sports car.
5935 cc V12, All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve, 552 bhp @ 6650 rpm
Front: Dual-cast brake discs, 400 mm diameter with six-piston calipers Rear: Dual-cast brake discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston calipers
Rear mid-mounted, ‘Touchtronic III’, eight-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
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