. This is a discussion on Unveiled – 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S within Global Auto Sector. Part of The Auto Talk category; Aston Martin has added more oomph to the already gorgeous Rapide sedan and made this – the Rapide S. The ...
Aston Martin has added more oomph to the already gorgeous Rapide sedan and made this – the Rapide S. The most noteworthy aspect is that under that beautiful skin, lies a reworked 6.0-litre 558PS (up by 79PS) V12 naturally aspirated engine. Torque stands at 620Nm vs 600Nm from the outgoing motor. Aston claims that the Rapide S will sprint to 100kmph in just 4.9 seconds and will go all the way to hit a top whack of 306kmph. Aston claims that the Rapide S will run 7.04km to a litre of unleaded, a seven per cent increase over the earlier model. Engineers from Aston have placed the engine 19mm lower than before and this, the company claims, along with the new Adaptive suspension gives the car nimble dynamics. With this new suspension system, drivers are offered a choice of three modes, Normal, Sport and Track.
“If it isn’t broken, why fix it?” seems to be the mantra with Aston. The Rapide’s USP to its German competition was always its styling and Aston haven’t tinkered with it much except for the front grille and boot lid updates. For those desiring more, there is always the optional Carbon Exterior Pack.
Sales for the Aston Martin Rapide S will start from February and prices will be announced close to sale date.