At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 debuted a new Aston Martin Rapide – sporty four-door sedan, which is based on the chassis of the model DB9. And now, after three and a half years, I saw the light of the updated Aston Martin Rapide S. Unlike its predecessor, the car changed little in appearance, an improved interior and got a more powerful motor. At the same dimensions Rapide S remained the same – the length of the sedan is 5019 mm, width – 1928, height – 1 359, while the value of the wheelbase is 2990 mm.
Configuration and price Aston Martin Rapide S 2016.
|V12||$208,400||5.9 petrol (558 hp)||Automatic (6)||rear|
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Recognize the new Aston Martin Rapide S is easy for a new, larger, whole grille, spoiler on the trunk lid and rims of a design. The interior design of a luxury sedan appeared a tree covered with black piano lacquer and chairs upholstered in perforated leather. Individual rear seats folded now push of a button, increasing the luggage compartment volume tripled. Under the hood, Rapide S is located a new 6.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine V12 index AM11, borrowed from the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe.
The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission Touchtronic 2 transmission traction on the rear axle. From zero to hundreds of Aston Martin Rapid S accelerates in 4.9 seconds (0.4 sec. Faster than its predecessor) and a top speed increased from 303 sedan to 309 km/h. It should be noted that a more efficient powertrain news has been more friendly to the environment – the level of emissions decreased by 7 percent. In addition, the car got migrated stabilization system and an adaptive suspension with three modes: Normal, Sport and Track. As an option for the car now offers a suite of Carbon Exterior, including made of carbon fiber splitter, diffuser in the rear bumper and trim on rear-view mirrors. A special department “Q by Aston Martin” Rapide is ready to transform the individual needs of the customer. The surcharge for a model you can buy Carbon Pack and entertainment system for the rear passengers. In addition, customers access the service individualization “Q by Aston Martin”, allowing you to select virtually any material and color options for interior decoration.
Updated Aston Martin Rapide S 2016.
In the summer of 2014 the company introduced a new Aston Martin Rapide S sedan 2015 model year, which got a new 8-band automatic Touchtronic III company ZF, as well recustomized exhaust system and optimized engine management software. As a result, capacity 5.9-liter V12 engine has increased from 558 to 560 hp, and peak torque up to 630 Nm (+10). The manufacturer says the new mission three percent lighter than the previous, is a sports and manual modes of operation, is able to adapt to the particular driving style of the driver and the gear shift is spending only 130 milliseconds. Its use has made Rapid is not only faster, but also has improved by 10 and 11% fuel-economic and environmental indicators, respectively. Among other changes Aston Martin Rapide S 2015 marked reinforced front brakes, rims of the new design, as well as additional options for exterior and new interior design options. European sales of new items will start at the end of the year, prices will be announced later.