The luxury British sports car maker – which is marking its centenary in 2013 – takes centre phase in Switzerland with cars both from its memorable past and its exhilarating future. Pride of place is reticent for the latest luxurious adding to the now fully-replaced or invigorated sports car range – the approaching Aston Martin Rapide S.
The luxury four-door GT has been kindly redesigned and thoroughly re-engineered to reassert its situation as the world’s most beautiful, and beautifully impartial, four-seat sports car. Extensive design and engineering development make the new Rapide S even more attractive and refined. It reinstates the gregarious Rapide in markets worldwide.
The Rapide S now boasts an even more confident ‘face’ created by virtue of the arresting new full grille. The new front end design is coordinated at the back by a new rear adorn profile which consists of a more distinct boot lid ‘flip’. The improved aerodynamic and artistic upgrades both strengthen the sporting nature of new Rapide S.
Changes under the car’s twisting skin are inclusive, with the new AM11 naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12 powerplant bring unparalleled power and enhanced in-gear acceleration.
Output jumps significantly versus the previous V12: power is up by 17%, or 81 PS, from 477 PS at 6,000 rpm to an unprecedented 558 PS at 6,750 rpm. Output jumps considerably versus the previous V12: power is up by 17%, or 81 PS, from 477 PS at 6,000 rpm to an unparalleled 558 PS at 6,750 rpm. Peak torque augments, too, up from 600 Nm to 620 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
Meanwhile an even more marked development in torque arise lower down the rev range, as haul power rises by more than 40 Nm between idle and 4,000 rpm with an added 50 Nm obtainable at 2,500 rpm.
New Aston Martin Rapide S shears 0.3 seconds off its 0-62 mph time, which drops from the 5.2 seconds to just 4.9 seconds. Top speed ascend to more than 190 mph. Fully CNC machined ignition chambers; lighter, hollow, cam shafts; dual changeable camshaft timing; knock sensing – these significant proceed all help reinforce the V12 engine’s position as a foundation of the Aston Martin range.