Rapide S 2013–present

VANTAGE - - All the Road Cars 2010-present -

The Rapide S, launched in Jan­uary 2013, rep­re­sented a sig­nif­i­cant evo­lu­tion of As­ton Martin’s four-door sports car. A more ag­gres­sive grille and head­light treat­ment gave it con­sid­er­ably more road pres­ence, while, un­der the bon­net, vari­able valve tim­ing and a new man­age­ment sys­tem lifted the power of the V12 from 470 to 550bhp, drop­ping the 0-60mph time to just 4.8sec. In late 2014, the S was given an ex­ten­sive re­fresh, which in­cluded the in­tro­duc­tion of an eight-speed gear­box and a host of de­tail re­fine­ments.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tion En­gine 5935cc, V12 power 550bhp @ 6750rpm Torque 457lb ft @ 5500rpm 0-60mph 4.8sec Top speed 190mph

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