The 2013 Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door high performance sports sedan, which British luxury brand Aston Martin introduced in early 2010. It was first presented as a prototype in Detroit North American International Auto Show in 2006 and production version of Fast was presented at the IAA 2009. The name Rapide is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, a sedan produced by Lagonda, now part of Aston Martin. The new Rapid is the first four-door sedan of the company Aston Martin Lagonda was abandoned in 1989. It is based on the Aston Martin DB9 and shares the same VH platform.
The Aston Martin Rapide , first made in May 2010, first built in a factory dedicated to the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria. The plant originally planned to build 2,000 a year, but moved to England in 2012 after sales failed to meet production targets
Aston Martin Rapide (2010-2013)
The Aston Martin Rapide is powered by a 5935 cc (362 cubic inches) of the V12 engine that produces 470 hp (350 kW, 477 hp) and 443 lbf·ft motor (601 N·m) torque. It has rear wheel drive and a six-speed Tiptronic automatic. The Aston Martin Rapide can reach a top speed of 188.5 mph (303 kmh) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds or 0-60 mph (97 km / h) 5.0 seconds
The Aston Martin Rapide standard features include Fast Telescopic steering wheel positions, bi-xenon headlights and LED tail lights. Leather and walnut trim are standard with metallic accents; power front seats with memory, cooling and heating; Bluetooth; Satellite Radio USB and iPod connectivity. The Aston Martin Rapide comes standard with a sound system speaker Bang & Olufsen 16 two that rise from the activation of the system control panel.
Aston Martin Rapide S (2013)
For 2013, the Aston Martin Rapide, the V12 is updated now produce 550 hp (410 kW, 558 PS). Performance enhancements include a top speed of 190 mph (306 km / h) and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) reduced to 4.9 seconds. CO2 emissions are reduced by 23 g / km to 332g / km. Aston Martin Rapide S received further revisions in 2014, with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, a small increase in power to 552 hp (412 kW; 560 PS) and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph).
Aston Martin Rapide Production
Aston Martin has chosen to end the production of subcontractor Magna Steyr in the middle of 2012, six years earlier than expected. Automobile production also temporarily interrupted in May 2011. With a declining market for luxury sedans, and to match the output of the decline in sales, Aston Martin has cut annual production from 2000 to 1250 in June 2011 – and can go to 500 each year.
Aston Martin Rapide Motorsports
Aston Martin Rapide S Fast was entered in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring 2010. Drivers included CEO Ulrich Bez Aston Martin. He finished second in the SP Class 8. Fast S was powered by a new technology introduced Alset GmbH, hydrogen hybrid system allows the use of hydrogen and gasoline individually or simultaneously in the combustion engine internal. Aston Martin Rapide S was the first car to run the 24 Hours of Nürburgring with hydrogen fuel.