The current Aston Martin Rapide is by no means a slow car. Powered by a 6.0L V12 engine making 470-hp and a peak torque of 443 lb-ft, the Aston Martin Rapide can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 188 mph.
However, the engineers at the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, like to make things go faster and the designers like to add lettering at the end of a model’s nameplate that signifies that “faster.”
To that end, Aston Martin is reportedly working on an Rapide S, which will be a quicker version of the Aston sedan and will carry the DBS’s 510-hp engine, carbon-ceramic brake discs as standard and firmer suspension settings.
The Aston Martin Rapide S will arrive later this year and will obviously carry a nice price bump.
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Refresher: Power for the Aston Martin Rapide comes from a 6.0L V12 engine making 470-hp and a peak torque of 443 lb-ft. Mated to a Touchtronic 2 6-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system, the, Aston Martin Rapide can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 188 mph.
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– By: Omar Rana