Aston Martin is replacing its Rapide with the new Rapide S which features more power and a focus on providing customers with a high performance GT experience.
The previous model was marketed as more of a luxury limousine with sporting ability, but didn’t really have the rear space or cabin space to compete with the Porsche Panamera or Maserati Quattroporte. This new model will be more focussed on its sporting ability with added practicality.
The Rapide S comes with a 5.9-litre V12 which has had its power output boosted by 80bhp to 550bhp. It will hit 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 190mph.
Emissions are still high at 332g/km CO2 but Aston Martin have reduced the output of the Rapide S by 7% in comparison to the Rapide. Fuel economy has been increased from 18mpg to 19.9mpg.
There are new option packs available for customers. The Carbon Exterior Pack add front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infills. There’s also a new piano black interior pack that adds a mirror-like shine to the facia, transmission tunnel centre plate and door handles.
Options to further enhance the Rapide S include a reversing camera and twin screen rear seat entertainment system with wireless headphones, remote control and six-disc DVD changer.
Customers seeking the ultimate in luxury and personalisation can also use the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ service which offers the opportunity to create their own bespoke interior and exterior.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S will be available to order through the brand’s 146 dealers worldwide next month with prices confirmed closer to the on-sale date.