2013 Aston Martin Rapide S review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 24 January 2013 , 08:01:41 byEmil

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Aston Martin Rapide S

Now, time has come for us to meet the new Aston Martin Rapide S, an elegant, luxury, 4-door, powerful model. The new GT has been redesigned and re-engineered in a way to make sure it will continue to be the most beautiful 4-seat sports car in the world. This model is supposed to replace the Rapide S worldwide and received a lot of interior elements to handle the pressure. As you can see in the photo gallery, the model looks a lot different now, even though we can see it is an Aston Martin. The new element that confuses a lot of people is the new full grille. The new front end design is matched at the back by a very obvious new rear deck profile which includes a more pronounced boot lid. The model is now capable of higher performance thanks to the aerodynamic and aesthetic upgrades.

The new Aston Martin Rapide S receives power from an even stronger engine, the new AM11 V12. The naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 unit is capable of developing great power. To be more precise, the output reaches 550 BHP and 457 lb. ft. of torque. This power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mpg in 4.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 190 mph. When it comes to European CO2 emissions, the model can reach 332 g/km in comparison to the current model that emits 355 g/km. On a combined cycle, the fuel economy reaches 19.9 mpg.

The new Aston Martin Rapide S has an electronic control unit that offers information on prevailing driving conditions and the demands the driver is making on the car, referring on the throttle position, brake position, steering wheel rotation and vehicle speed. The model uses a rear mid-mounted Touchtronic 2-inch 6-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system to transfer all the output to the wheels.