The Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door, high-performance sports sedan, the British luxury brand Aston Martin introduced in early 2010 show in 2006, and the production version was first presented as a concept car at the Detroit North American International Auto Rapide was shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Aston Martin Rapide name is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, one produced by the Lagonda, now part of Aston Martin sedan.
The Aston Martin Rapide is the first four-door sedan of the company since the Aston Martin Lagonda was canceled in 1989, it is at the Aston Martin DB9 and shares the same VH platform. The first cars were rolled May 2010. First built on a dedicated facility at Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria. The factory originally planned to build in 2000, but moved to England in 2012 after the sale is not to achieve production targets
Aston Martin Rapide (2010-2013)
The Aston Martin Rapide is powered by a 5935 cc (362 cu in) V12 engine produces 470 hp (350 kW, 477 hp) and a torque of 443 lbf·ft (601 Nm). It is rear-wheel drive and has a six-speed Touchtronic automatic. The Aston Martin Rapide, a top speed of 188.5 hours miles to reach (303 km / h), and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds or 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.0 seconds. The Aston Martin Rapide standard features include a tilt steering column, bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights. Leather and walnut are standard, with metallic accents, the front seats with memory, the cooling and heating, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio (US version only) and USB and iPod connection. The Rapide comes standard with a Bang & Olufsen 16-speaker sound system with two rising from the dashboard to activate the system.
Aston Martin Rapide S (2013)
As part of the 2013 facelift and revisions of the Rapide V12 engine is enhanced to now produce 550 hp (410 kW; 558 hp). Performance enhancements include a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h) and acceleration from 0-100 km / h (62 mph) is shortened to 4.9 seconds, reduce CO2 emissions by 23 g/km to 332 g/km. The Aston Martin Rapide S for further changes in 2014 with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, a small increase in power to 552 PS (412 kW, 560 PS) and acceleration from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) to 4.4 seconds.
Aston Martin decided to quit 2012 6 years earlier than expected production to subcontractors Magna Steyr in the middle of the year. The production of the car was also temporarily stopped in May 2011 in the face of a declining market for luxury sedans and correspond to the output in shrinking sales, Aston Martin has cut the annual production of 2,000 to 1,250 in June 2011 – and may go as low as 500 per year.
Aston Martin Rapide Motorsport
The Aston Martin Rapide S was entered in the 2010 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Drivers included Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez. He finished second in the SP Class 8. The Aston Martin Rapide S driven individually or to use in an internal combustion engine at the same time a new technology from Alset GmbH, hybrid hydrogen system, hydrogen and fuel introduced. Aston Martin Rapide S was the first car to drive the 24 Hours Nürburgring with hydrogen as fuel.