Rapide S Specs & FeaturesAston Martin Rapide S Specs
Key specifications & features of the Aston Martin Rapide S. View engine specs, dimensions, safety and technology features in detail below
- Gasoline / 5935 cc
- Parking Sensors
- Child Safety Locks
- Side Impact Beams
- Tyre Pressure Monitor
- Rear Seat Belts
Aston Martin Rapide S Price List
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Aston Martin Rapide S Latest Updates
The Rapide S was all set to have an electric avatar, christened as Rapide E. Industry sources, however, now suggest that the project has been stalled. The Rapide S is equipped with a 48-valve, 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine. The car comes in multiple color options that include Midnight Blue, Arizona Bronze, Jet Black, and Diavolo Red. The Rapide S is shaped like a fighter-jet canopy and its cabin is lined with fine leather and real metal accents. These end an upscale and stylish look to the car. The Rapide is a unique product in the ultra-luxury sedan market. The car has no peers in the Philippines.
Aston Martin Rapide S Pros & Cons
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Things We Like in Aston Martin Rapide S
Handstitched leather upholstery detail
Elite exterior styling
Things We Don't Like in Aston Martin Rapide S
Second-row seating practicality
Dated console set up
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Aston Martin Rapide S Review
Aston Martin Rapide S Overview
The Aston Martin Rapide is a 5-door, 4-seater, high-performance sedan from the British luxury marque. Introduced as a concept car in 2006 during the North American International Auto Show, the production version made a debut several years later during the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The first cars rolled off the production line by the second quarter of 2010. In 2013, the facelifted and improved version of the Rapide model was introduced and was called the Rapide S. But instead of just expecting a cosmetic upgrade, the Rapide S gets more power, refreshed cabin, reappraised chassis, and a reinforced body.
Aston Martin Rapide S Interior
Step inside this luxury British sedan and you’d be greeted with full-grain leather interior with stitch accent removes any sense of plasticky feel. The seats are lower, the sill wider, windscreen quite shallow—so are the side windows, and the rear window is quite compact which makes it difficult to see out. Maybe that’s the tradeoff for having a sleek design. The dashboard is typical Ashton Martin with the center control cluster a bit too busy with its round dials and buttons that are not particularly logically laid out. The dated 6.5-inch infotainment does not help either. But at least it has a satellite navigation system, smartphone mirroring technology for Apple CarPlay, and is partnered to a 1000 W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system.
The most compromised of the interior design would probably be the rear seats. The pair of bucket seats separated by a transmission tunnel prevents this English car from maximizing the seating capacity. Besides that, low seats, thigh support, and a shallow headroom can make the rear seats feel claustrophobic for full-grown adults.
Aston Martin Rapide S Exterior
The Aston Martin Rapide S features a sleek, assertive design beginning with its imposing full-face aluminum grille to match its re-profiled front bumper. It retains however the upswept elongated headlights with daytime running lights but also features a new front wing. On the side are elongated side gills with chrome details. And at the rear is a new upswept tailgate with a mid-rear mounted spoiler for a more dynamic look. The dual tail exhaust pipe completes the sportscar profile. The new extruded aluminum bonded vertical-horizontal (VH) architecture under the exterior paneling has also been tweaked to improve structural rigidity while at the same time making the engine sits lower in the chassis to get a lower center of gravity, enhance aerodynamics, and provide better stability control which all contributes to better engine performance.
This Aston Martin sports car rides on a set of 20-inch multi-spoke alloy silver painted with diamond-turned finish rims wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires. The Rapide S measures 5,020 mm long, 2,140 mm wide, 1,360 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,989 mm.
Aston Martin Rapide S Ride & Handling
The Rapide S is well-balanced. The steering response is accurate and offers excellent feel, thanks to its hydraulic rack. There are no turbocharges for the engine when running at low revs, but still works fine, and frankly, not needed. The engine works superbly at high speed and can shift seamlessly from high to low and vice versa despite the high amount of torque it can produce. And despite its full-size, this English luxury sedan is truly a sports car by heart as it can move easily with so much speed. The suspension system consists of independent double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar, and single-mode adaptive damping system (ADS) provides for a cushioned, smooth ride despite rough pavement and occasional potholes. The luxurious leather seats are a perfect complement as well as the low levels of NVH. Rear seats are best reserved for small passengers—maybe children or teens as it can feel tight on the rear with the massive transmission tunnel occupying the center.
Aston Martin Rapide S Engine & Fuel Consumption
The Aston Martin Rapide S is equipped with the all-new AM29 6.0-litre V12 48-valve engine capable of delivering a staggering 560 PS of power at 6,750 rpm and peak torque of 630 Nm at 5,500 rpm. This British luxury sports car can go from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 sec and can reach a top speed of 306 km/h. The all-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, front mid-mounted 5,935 cc engine is paired with a rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic III’ eight-speed transmission with an electronic shift-by-wire control system. The gearbox sends power to the rear wheels. For fuel efficiency, EPA gave it 14 mpg or 17 L/100km for city driving, 22 mpg or 11 L/100km for highway driving, and 17 mpg or 14 L/100km for combined city and highway driving.
Aston Martin Rapide S Braking & Safety
For an engine that can go super-fast, Rapide S needs a massive amount of stopping power. This is handled by 398 mm diameter dual-cast discs with six-piston calipers for the front wheels and 360 mm diameter dual-cast discs with four-piston calipers on the rear. To aid the brakes, there’s the dynamic stability control with track mode, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA), traction control (TC), hydraulic brake assist (HBA), positive torque control (PTC), and electronic park Brake (EPB).
For safety, driver-assist, and convenience technology, this Ashton Martin luxury sedan, just like the other vehicles in its portfolio, is adequate. It has dual-stage driver/ front passenger front airbags, cruise control, security alarm and engine immobilizer, and remote-controlled central door locking and boot release. The front and rear parking sensors and rear camera are critical features since the set-up of the windows and windshields for the Rapide S and low seats mean the driver will need all the help s/he could get when maneuvering this English luxury car.
Aston Martin Rapide S Verdict
The Aston Martin Rapide S is a better version of the Rapide in terms of design, drive, and feel. And it is these small changes that keep the Aston Martin so desirable. The attention to detail, and improving on what they do best—create a powerful engine that delivers an exhilarating driving experience that overshadows some design areas that could be further improved, more specifically, maximizing interior space.