Aston Martin is very proud of what they did with the Rapide S. The four-door Aston started out as a four-door DB9, but it was a bit of a mismatch. It wasn’t supple and sublime enough to be a cruiser, and it wasn’t particular sporty. With the Rapide S, they turned the volume up to 11 and went for full sport. Not only it gets a sportier look with a large and hungry-looking mouth, it’s has a 100 more horsepower than the normal Rapide.
In this video Aston Martin Director of Product Development Ian Minards gives an overview of the many innovative technical and engineering features:
- 558 horsepower
- 620Nm of torque
- 0 to 60 mph 4.9 seconds
- Top speed 190 mph