The four-door four-seater Aston Martin Rapide S is going on sale next month, with prices yet to be confirmed.
The Rapide S is powered by a new version of the AM11 naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre (5,935 cc) V12 engine delivering 558 PS at 6,750 rpm with a peak torque figure of 620 Nm at 5,000 rpm. This is enough to propel the Rapide S from 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph.
On the official combined cycle the Rapide S recorded 19.9 mpg with CO2 emissions of 332 g/km.
The Rapide S is equipped with the Gen4 iteration of Aston’s Adaptive Damping System (ADS) which offers three distinct settings: ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ – by monitoring the throttle position, brake position, steering wheel rotation and vehicle speed the dampers, dynamic stability control; power delivery can be adjusted to suit the mode.
As a four-seater the Rapide S offers the flexibility that some ‘GT’ cars do not have, such as four-door access and the load carrying capability with individual back seats folding down to almost triple the Aston Martin’s load space.
The interior can be tailored to the owner’s preferences with a host of sports or luxury orientated options. Including optional duotone perforated red and black leather and the Carbon Exterior Pack which see the front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infills all fashioned from carbon fibre.
Other options include a reversing camera and twin screen rear seat entertainment system with wireless headphones, remote control and six-disc DVD changerPublished 23 January 2013