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Aston Martin Rapide (2010-2013)
The original Rapide was powered by a 5.9-liter V-12 engine. It is coupled to a carbon fiber driveshaft and a six-speed automatic transmission.
When it was released in 2010, it commanded a base price of around $210,000.
The price may be a bit high for a four-door sedan, but you can’t blame Aston Martin for pricing it that way.
It is, after all, a big car with a length of more than 5 meters and width of more than 2 meters. It’s not lightweight by any definition as it weighs nearly 2000 kilograms.
Aside from its powerful engine, the Rapide offered decent space inside. It can comfortably sit four adults, with very good legroom at the back. Even 6-footers can easily enter and sit inside this sedan.
Unlike its other competitors, the Aston Rapide can provide long-haul riding. It’s far from the super saloons where the back seats are really limited to kids.
It has a full-length center console that offers cooling vents and HVAC controls. Let’s just say that your passengers will be comfortable for hours when inside the Aston Rapide.
As far as handling goes, driving the Aston Rapide is an experience you’d like to get a taste of. It feels so nimble for a sedan. It won’t have any problems handling twisting roads.
Aston Martin Rapide S (2014- Present)
The Aston Rapide S has 80 more horsepower and 14 more torques than the original Rapide.
Aside from the improved power train, the Rapide S also featured a look different than its predecessor. It has a grille that looks more dominant and fierce. It doesn’t a bumper that slices the grille into two, which was a look unique to the old Rapide.
There’s a reason why Aston Martin redesigned the grille of the Rapide S—for safety reasons. In Europe, there’s a law that demands that cars are designed in such a way that they can provide the softest landing possible to humans in case of a collision. With the redesigned grilled, the Rapide S is pushed backward so that it can absorb impact at just 40 miles an hour.
Simply put, the redesigned grille will save lives in the event of a collision.
Aside from the redesigned grille, the Rapide has a more pronounced rear deck lid spoiler. It is designed to keep the car stable when zooming at its top speed. It also has optional 10 spoke wheels and carbon fiber package.
Those are essentially the improvements of the Rapide S from its older version.
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