Aston Martin Rapide Engine
The original Aston Martin Rapide was powered by a V12 engine with an output of 470 horsepower and 443-pound feet of torque. It had a top speed of 188.5 miles an hour, and able to zoom to 60 in 5 seconds.
In 2014, Aston Martin upgraded the Rapide by mating it with a new V12 engine that can produce 550 horsepower. Called the Rapide S, it was able to zoom to 60 in 4.9 seconds. Its top speed is around 190 miles an hour.
Aston Martin Rapide Specifications
|Production||2010 - Present|
|Length||5,019 mm (197.6 inches)|
|Width||1,928 mm (75.9 inches)|
|Height||1,359 mm (53.5 inches)|
|Weight||1,990 kg (4,387 pounds)|
|Fuel Delivery||Naturally Aspirated|
|Number of Gears||8|
|Engine Size||5.9 Litre|
|Top Speed||327km/h (203 mph)|
|Power||412 kW (552 bhp)|
|List Price (US)||$203,000|
|Manufacturer Website||Aston Martin|
Aston Marin Rapide Top Speed
The original Rapide had a top speed of 303 km/h (188.5 mph) and could accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 5.3 seconds.
The 2014 update increased the top speed to 327km/h (203 mph) with 0-100km/h in just 4.4 seconds.
Aston Martin Rapide Interior
The interior of the Rapide S is also eye-catching. It is made of supple materials, with beautiful and fragrant leather dominating the seats. It also has stunning glass switchgear that gives its cabin a unique look and feels.
However, the interior of the Rapide S is not for the claustrophobic. The rear seats are quite small for the average adult. They’re built more for kids, to be honest.
Still, the rear seats have high-tech infotainment options that can keep adults busy and entertained even as they try their best not to get irritated with the lack of space inside the Rapide S. There are a couple of LCD screens built in front of rear seat passengers. However, the picture quality isn’t the best.
The Rapide S has a Bang & Olufsen Beosound audio system which is good enough for most audiophiles, but it doesn’t have an intuitive iPhone interface that some of its competitors have.
The center stack of the Aston Rapide S is beautifully laid out with bits of glass and chrome studded on its piano-black base. It has big, round buttons for typical tasks like choosing a gear and small, narrow ones for less important jobs like toggling the AC. Then there are some brushed metal knobs that provide a quick access to functions like fan speed, seat heaters, and temperature control.
Like most modern Astons, the Rapide S can be started up with a crystal key that you insert into a slot near the center of the dashboard. When you start up the engine, you’ll hear a brief yet punch roar coming from its engine.
The Aston Rapide S is a very long car that is surprisingly enjoyable and engaging to drive. Its handling dynamics is very impressive, beginning with an accurate, hydraulically assisted steering. It reacts very well and is very agile on the road.
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