2010 – 2012 Aston Martin Rapide – Top Speed

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Aston Martin Rapide

2010 – 2012 Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin Rapide

Engine: V12 Transmission: Touchtronic 2 six-speed gearbox Horsepower @ RPM: 470 bhp @ 6000 rpm Torque @ RPM: 443 lb ft @ 5000 rpm Displacement: 5935 L 0-60 time: 5.3 sec. Top Speed: 188 mph

After more than 3 years of speculation, the English coach builder Aston Martin unveiled the Rapide – their first four door sedan in the super car maker#8217;s lineup.

The Rapide#8217;s engine is the venerable 6.0 Liter V12 lifted directly from the Aston Martin DB9. and makes the exact same 470 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque as the coupe. The fat four door goes from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 188 MPH.

The Rapide#8217;s power plant is mated to a six speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission, which offers the ease of a traditional automatic via the push buttons mounted on the dash or a much sportier manual transmission mode with the wheel mounted paddle shifters.

According to the automaker: There is a real sense of proportion with this car, akin to a tailored suit; the new double grill gives more presence on the road while the iconic signature side strake has been lengthened through to the rear doors to enhance its lateral proportions in a subtle, yet elegant way. The car’s purity makes it look right from every angle.

Updated 01/14/2011 . Aston Martin will be launching a series of innovative new films designed to showcase the marque’s four-door Rapide. Part One is now ready for your viewing enjoyment!

Updated 01/20/2011 . Aston Martin has released today the second part of their new promotional series of films featuring the Rapide sedan. The new video is called True Power Should Be Shared and its even more impressive than the first part, so enjoy!

Updated 01/27/2011 . The third – and a little Bond-esque – episode of the new Rapide promotional film has been revealed by the company. Its message: Time is precious. Share it wisely in the new four door Rapide. Yes, Aston, we believe everyone should get a turn in the Rapide. Why not send us one and we#8217;ll give it a go?

Check out the video to see what we mean.

Read more on the Aston Martin Rapide after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

In regards to its exterior design, the Rapide has remained pretty much faithful to the concept version revealed in 2006 at the Detroit Auto Show. It features a new polished alloy upper and lower grill, new front lights with a single lens bi-xenon headlight, side strakes housing the side LED indicators, a pillarless side glass, and standard uniquely styled 20 wheels.

Aston Martin Rapide

The interior gets a dashboard and controls that are ergonomically designed to provide the driver with all the information needed. A new front seat design, plus rear heating and air conditioning controlled via a rotary dial located between the front seats is also featured on the model.

The entertainment is ensured by two LCD screens integrated into the back of the front seat, a six DVD multi-changer, integrated into the boot compartment, and a standard Bang Olufsen Besound Rapide audio system.

The Engine

The Aston Martin Rapide is powered by a hand-built 6.0-liter V12 engine that delivers a total of 470 HP and 443 lbs-ft of peak torque at 5000 rpm. The engine is mated to a specifically tuned six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission and sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds on its way out to a top speed of 188 mph.

Prices

The Aston Martin Rapide is on sale at a price of $199,950.

The Competition

The list of luxury sedans on the automotive industry is quite long and includes models such as the Porsche Panamera . Jaguar XJ . and the BMW 7-Series. The Panamera is offered with a choice of V6 and V8 engines with power ranging from 300 to 500 bhp depending on the trim level. The Jaguar XJ is offered with a 5.0 liter V8 engine, in both a naturally aspirated and a supercharged version. Its output will range from 385 hp to 510 hp.

The BMW 7-Series will be available with three gasoline and two diesel variants, with power ranging from 245 HP to 407 HP.

Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Rapide
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