2014 Aston Martin Rapide S now making 550-hp, goes from 0-60 mph in 4.7 secs
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  • 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Front 3/4 View
  • 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Front 3/4 Action View
  • 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Front Action View
  • 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Interior
  • 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Front Quarter Studio
  • 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Rear Quarter Studio
  • 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Side View Studio

Aston Martin has surprised us with the release of the new Rapide S, which is making its debut with more luxury, more power and better looks.

“The Rapide S is to me, without doubt, the most beautiful four-door sports car on the market today. This is, very clearly, the power of luxury in action,” said Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez. “The car’s stunning visual appeal is now matched by a much more powerful and yet more efficient engine – our exceptional new AM11 V12 – which increases massively both the excitement and performance potential of the Rapide S.”

Power for the new 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S comes from a 6.0 liter V12 550-hp at 6,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 457 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm. 0-60 mph comes in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph.

The 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S will be available to order later this year with prices to be announced closer to launch.

Check out the full specs after the jump.

Aston Martin Rapide S Specification

Body
• Four-door sports car with four seats
• Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
• Aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body
• Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
• Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction
indicators
• Clear LED rear lamps

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: 550 bhp (558 PS) at 6,750 rpm
Max torque: 457 lb ft (620 Nm) at 5,500 rpm
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds
Max speed: predicted 190 mph (306 km/h)

Transmission
• Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2′ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by- wire control system
• Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
• Limited slip differential
• Final drive ratio 3.46:1

Wheels & Tyres
• 20-inch, 20-spoke, silver painted alloy wheels
• Front wheel: 8.5J x 20-inch
• Rear wheel: 11J x 20-inch
• Front tyre: Bridgestone Potenza 245/35 ZR20
• Rear tyre: Bridgestone Potenza 295/30 ZR20
• Tyre repair kit

Dimensions
Length: 197.6” (5019mm)
Wheelbase: 117.7” (2989mm)
Front Track: 62.6” (1589mm)
Rear Track: 63.5” (1613mm)
Width: 84.3” (2140mm) (inc. mirrors) 75.9” (1929mm) (exc. mirrors)
Fuel tank capacity: 19.9 Imp.galls, 23.9 US galls (90.5 litres)
Height: 53.5” (1360mm)
Weight: 4387lb (1990 kg)

Steering
• Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
• Column tilt and reach adjustment

Brakes
• Front: dual cast discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
• Rear: dual cast discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
• Grey painted brake calipers
• Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
• Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
• Traction Control (TC)

Suspension
• Three Stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
• Front: independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
• Rear: independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers

Specification
• Full-grain leather interior
• Walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround
• Leather sports steering wheel
• Electrically adjustable front seats with side airbags
• Memory front seats & exterior mirrors (three positions)
• Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags
• Front occupant side airbags
• Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
• Heated front and rear seats
• Heated rear screen
• Automatic temperature control
• Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
• Trip computer
• Cruise control
• Bluetooth® telephone preparation1
• Satellite navigation1,2
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and
Canada only) 1
• Satellite radio system (USA only) 1
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Tyre pressure monitoring system1
• Alarm and immobiliser
• Remote-control central door locking and boot release
• Glass ECU
• Tracking device1,3 (UK only)
• LED map-reading lights
• Boot-mounted umbrella
• 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology
• Integrated Apple iPod®,4 connector
• USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio
(WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
• 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket

Options
• 20-inch multi-spoke alloy gloss black painted wheels with diamond turned finish
• 20-inch ten-spoke alloy silver painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
• 20-inch ten-spoke alloy black painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
• 20-inch 20-spoke polished alloy wheels
• Alternative brake caliper finish – black, red, or silver
• Magnum Silver rear lamp infills
• Delete model badge
• Delete protective tape
• Carbon Exterior Pack
• Optional facia trims – Piano Black, bamboo, tamo ash, mahogany
• Piano Black Pack
• Matching wood door trim
• Personalised sill plaques
• Semi-aniline leather
• Duotone black and red perforated leather
• Colour-keyed steering wheel
• Embroidered Rapide S seat logo
• Carbon Interior Pack
• Twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system with six-disc DVD player, auxiliary
input, wireless headphones and remote control
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener 1
• Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
• Ventilated front and rear seats
• Smoker’s pack (ashtray and cigar lighter)
• Second glass key
• Tracking device (UK category five)1,3
• First-aid kit
1 Not available in all markets
2 Includes Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) in Continental Europe
3 Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. Standard in UK
4 iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries


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