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The glory that the British auto Giant Aston Martin enjoys is a result of the phenomenal innovations and technologies it gifts the world and this time it is with the reveal of its another successor christened as the Aston Martin Rapide S. The car is a sumptuous four-door sport saloon which was first introduced in 2013 as an upgraded face of the Aston Martin Rapide S. The saloon features a striking and astonishing exterior design which looks as spontaneous as it actually is and never fails to leave a lasting desire for the car at just a glance. The car is a perfect amalgamation of a sports car and a luxurious saloon with a powerful driving experience. The soul injecting life in this eye-catching piece of art is the mid-mounted all-alloy 5935cc V12 engine with quad overhead camshaft technology. This finely refined power pump pours down a reservoir of a maximum power of 560 PS at 6650 rpm and a purely capable maximum torque of 630 Nm at 5500 rpm.
This enraged power values churned by the engine are complimented by a rear wheel drive and butter-smooth 'Touchtronic III' eight-speed transmission, these collectively buys the saloon an ability to establish a speed of 100 kmph from stand-still in a mind-numbing 4.4 seconds. Coming over to the interior design of the saloon, the interior designers of the saloon have used their creativity with utter dedication to give the car a solemnly comfortable and luxurious cabins with a purely ergonomic cockpit design. The sprinting horse is all in your controls with the handling assists like the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control (TC), Positive Torque Control (PTC) and with braking assists like Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
The powerful V12 5935 cc engine along with its ferocious performance manages to give you a fuel economy of 12.9 litres/100km, which does sound a bit costly but can be overlooked for those power and torque values, its about owning an Aston Martin afterall.
The signature V12 5935cc engine burns oil efficiently to extract out each unit of energy from the fuel and offer you high peaks of power and torque. The maximum power churned out by this furious power plant is 560PS at 6650 rpm and the massive maximum torque values read 630Nm at 5500 rpm.
Ferocious is the word which defines the acceleration value of this speedfast saloon. The well-cultivated power mill of the car hugs a rear-wheel drive and 'Touchtronic III' 8-speed transmission, which in coordination with the engine catapults the saloon smoothly with a speed of 100kmph from naught in an enthralling 4.2 seconds.
The exterior design of the car is something which the designers can surely boast about. The car has an elegantly streamlined body with a low and aerodynamically shaped aqueous design. The attributes like the expressive three-dimensional radiator grille, dazzling sleek eye shaped headlamps with LED and daytime running lights, the crowned Aston Martin emblem on the fluidic front bonnet integrated bonnet louvers, togather gives the front appearance of the car an irresistible and captivating look. The sleek silhouette design of the car blended with the rear sporty appearance fetches a ready-to-fly identity for the car. The 20-inch 20-spoke silver painted alloy wheels, the functional side vents and the exclusively designed tail lamps further accentuates the car's exterior.
Contributing towards the aerodynamic and sleek exterior looks of the car the external dimensions of the car reads 5020mm x 2140mm x 1360mm (L x W x H) and the car
has a long wheelbase of 2989mm.
The royal luxury offered by this Aston Martin successor with its interior design is incomparable. The interior designers have crafted the interiors artistically keeping in mind the perfect ergonomics that is required in a sports car, the infotainment system and control panel is such designed so as to cause no impedance in the driver's area of sight. The leather coated, multi functional steering wheel, the 6.5-inch LCD screen compatible with Hard Disc Drive satellite navigation and the cruise control system are added to give the car's interior a sporty convenience. The aesthetics displayed by the car's interior solemnly defines a fine specimen of craft. The use of contrasting colour patterns, the wood trims and textures running all around and the soothing interior lighting effect adds the interior its own charm. The car also has a superior quality bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system which lets you feel the real essence of your favourite genres.
Aston Martin Rapide S has ultra-comfortable interiors which surely makes you feel it's an Aston Martin you are living in. As soon as you sit in the cabins of the car an oasis of calmness surrounds you and offers you the real pleasure of a drive. The car features a full-grain Luxmill leather upholstery which also envelops the luxuriously supportive heated seats with electric adjustments. The efficient automatic climate control and the soothing and ambient interior lighting further contribute to the interior comfort of the car.
Being a deluxe sedan the car provides a spacious seating arrangement with large legrooms. With all these space requirements the car manages to buy you a boot space of 317 liters, which can be extended to 886litres with rear seats folded.
At the center of the saloon lies its heart named as the 5935cc V12, 48 valves engine with quad overhead camshaft technology that pumps power down the throat of the furious car. This engine makes you touch every peak of dynamism by churning out a maximum power of 560PS at 6650 rpm and a massive maximum torque of 630Nm at 5500 rpm. In coordination with the rear-wheel drive and 'Touchtronic III' 8-speed transmission, this engine projects the saloon swiftly to achieve a speed of 100km/h from naught in not more than 4.4 seconds. The quad-overhead camshaft technology integrated in the engine maintains a perfect ignition and injection timing and hence an efficient combustion process during high speed operations.
All the luxury added to the interiors of the car is made more impressive with the advanced list of stereo and accessories added to the car. Contributing to this list the car features a 100-watt bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower technology, 6.5-inch LCD screen with HDD satellite navigation, DAB radio and AM/FM radio. Further added to the list are the integrated Apple iPod and iPhone connector, A2DP Bluetooth audio, WAF, Windows Media Audio and MP3 audio file compatibility.
One cannot look stylish without some nice pair of wheels and the Rapide S doesn't disappoint at all with its 20 inches 20-spokes silver polished alloy wheels having Bridgestone S0001 front and back tyres. Measurements come across to be 245/40 ZR20 for front and 295/35 ZR20 for rear tyres.
The furious speeds of the fast saloon are restrained and retarded using the braking system consisting of dual cast disc brakes on front as well as rear wheels with handling assistance provided by the ABS (Antilock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). The ultra-responsive car is supported on a purely dependable three stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal,Sport and Track modes and a suspension system consisting of Independent double wishbone, coil springs suspension with anti-roll bar for both front and rear.
Safety is a thing of great concern and being an Aston Martin car it is even greater. The engineers have employed an extensive list of safety features to serve an optimum amount of safety to the passengers. The car features a handling assistance by the features like Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control (TC), Positive Torque Control (PTC) and Electronic Park Brake. The car is also equipped with basic safety features like front, side and window airbags for front passengers and driver, 3-point seat belts with automatic comfort fit and Cruise control.