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Aston Martin Rapide S debuts

23 Jan , 2013  

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The stunning new Aston Martin Rapide S is making its debut with yet more luxury and yet more power on offer in its quintessentially elegant four-door silhouette.

The iconic British car maker’s new luxury GT has been sympathetically redesigned and painstakingly re-engineered to reassert its position as the world’s most beautiful, and beautifully balanced, four-seat sports car.

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Details are:

  • 558 PS (550 bhp) at 6,750 rpm
  • 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds
  • 190MPH max speed
  • Four-door sports car with four seats
  • Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
  • Aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
  • Clear LED rear lamps
  • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 5,935cc, V12
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Front: dual cast discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
  • Rear: dual cast discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
  • Grey painted brake calipers
  • Full-grain leather interior
  • Walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround
  • Leather sports steering wheel
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with side airbags
  • Memory front seats & exterior mirrors (three positions)

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Now the mammoth list of options:

  • 20-inch multi-spoke alloy gloss black painted wheels with diamond turned finish
  • 20-inch ten-spoke alloy silver painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 20-inch ten-spoke alloy black painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 20-inch 20-spoke polished alloy wheels
  • Alternative brake caliper finish – black, red, or silver
  • Magnum Silver rear lamp infills
  • Delete model badge
  • Delete protective tape
  • Carbon Exterior Pack
  • Optional facia trims – Piano Black, bamboo, tamo ash, mahogany
  • Piano Black Pack
  • Matching wood door trim
  • Personalised sill plaques
  • Semi-aniline leather
  • Black and red perforated duotone leather
  • Colour-keyed steering wheel
  • Embroidered Rapide S seat logo
  • Carbon Interior Pack
  • Twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system with six-disc DVD player, auxiliary input, wireless headphones and remote control
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener 1
  • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
  • Ventilated front and rear seats
  • Smoker’s pack (ashtray and cigar lighter)
  • Second glass key
  • Tracking device (UK category five)1,3
  • First-aid kit

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