Monday, December 30, 2013

Aston Martin’s Rapide S - 2014 - [2 VIDEO]

In 2010 Rapide evolved our unmistakable design language to worldwide acclaim. We achieved where so many had failed and created a truly beautiful four-door sports car. Rapide S goes further with an all-new design of poise, power and luxury.
Designing a more luxurious and more refined Rapide would have been a phenomenal achievement. Engineering a more powerful Rapide would have seen us take our industry leading technology to new heights.The result is an Aston Martin with more power and more luxury. An Aston Martin with the power of luxury,
Rapide S introduces the all-new Rapide Gen 4 AM11 engine. The most technologically advanced, most powerful Rapide engine they ever built. Incredible figures tell the story; a sprint time of only 4.9 secs, 620 Nm of torque and potent power of 558 PS - an increase of more than 17% over our previous model.
The Aston Martin grille is world-renowned, instantly recognised and instantly respected. Rapide S goes further, we designed an assertive new full-face grille as a bold reimagining of our time honoured design cue. Machined by hand from aluminium, this imposing grille gives Rapide S an inimitable front profile. But we didn’t stop there, our engineers ensured that this new grille doesn’t only look stunning, it’s also the largest production grille in the world to meet pedestrian protection requirements.
New footage of the Aston Martin Rapide S filmed ahead of the model's global media launch in Spain.
Featuring the all-new AM11 engine and an assertive new look, Rapide S is the world's most beautiful four-door sports car and the most powerful four-door car Aston Martin has ever produced.
ENGINE
ALL-ALLOY, QUAD OVERHEAD CAMSHAFT, 48 VALVE, 5,935CC, V12
FRONT MID-MOUNTED ENGINE, REAR-WHEEL DRIVE
FULLY CATALYSED STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM WITH ACTIVE BYPASS VALVES
MAX POWER: 558 PS (550 BHP) AT 6,750 RPM
MAX TORQUE: 620 NM (457 LB FT) AT 5,500 RPM
ACCELERATION: 0-100 KM/H (0-62 MPH) IN 4.9 SECONDS
MAX SPEED: PREDICTED 306 KM/H (190 MPH)
"AT THE HEART OF ANY GREAT SPORTS CAR IS A GREAT ENGINE, NONE MORE SO THAN THE ASTON MARTIN V12."
Ian Minards Director of Product Development
Sales start in some markets in February, with U.S. arrivals expected in June. 
Price near $200,000.