2014 Aston Martin Rapide S | Conceptcarz.com

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The Martin Rapide S: more more beauty, same

• Rapide S is the most powerful Aston Martin to date

• output jumps 17% as new 6.0-litre V12 produces 550bhp

• More new look emphasises Rapide sports car character

The stunning new Martin Rapide S is making its wîth yet more luxury and yet power on offer in its quintessentially four-door silhouette.

The iconic car maker’s new luxury GT has been redesigned and painstakingly re-engineered to its position as the world’s most and beautifully balanced, four-seat car.

Aside from the design and engineering improvements, the new Aston Martin Rapide S which replaces the outgoing in markets worldwide – is now more refined thanks to a of additions to the four-seater’s sumptuous

Still instantly recognisable as an Martin, of course, the new Aston Rapide S now boasts an imposing and new ‘face’, created by virtue of the and striking new full grille.

the new car wîth an even more forceful demeanour, the revised end design is matched at the back by a new rear deck profile includes a more pronounced lid ‘flip’. The aerodynamic and aesthetic both reinforce the sporting of new Aston Martin Rapide S and to counteract lift at higher

Aston Martin Chief Officer, Dr Úlrich Bez said: Rapide S is to me, without doubt, the beautiful four-door sports car on the today. This is, very the power of luxury in action.

car’s stunning visual is now matched by a much more and yet more efficient engine our exceptional new AM11 V12 – increases massively both the and performance potential of the Aston Rapide S.

‘It is a four-door car that uniquely combines style and sporting excitement in Martin’s most flexible and silhouette. Purity of proportion and elegance are mixed wîth sensational dynamic performance this is the four-door sports car in its versatile form and I am sure our around the world are going to it!’

Engineered to excel under the new Rapide’s skin are wîth a version of the new AM11 6.0-litre V12 powerplant delivering power and improved in-gear

Power from the new engine significantly versus that of its up by 17% or a massive 81 PS from 477 PS at 6,000 rpm to a now substantial 558 PS at 6,750 rpm.

torque increases, too, up 600 Nm to 620 Nm at 5,000 rpm. Meanwhile an more marked improvement in occurs lower down the rev as pulling power rises by than 40 Nm between idle and rpm wîth an additional 50 Nm available at rpm.

Naturally, increases in power and lead to even swifter as befits a four-door sports New Aston Martin Rapide S 0.3 seconds off its 0-62 mph time, drops from the 5.2 seconds of the car to just 4.9 seconds for the new model. Top climbs, meanwhile, to 190 mph.

The cc naturally aspirated V12 boasts car technology – developments directly from Aston Racing’s successful WEC GT campaign to maximise both performance and The new AM11 engine thus fully CNC machined combustion and lighter, hollow, cam shafts.

variable camshaft timing, sensing, even the fully stainless steel exhaust – these are all engineering developed to preserve the V12’s as a mainstay of the Aston Martin

The engine is now even more too. Despite the very increase in peak power and the Aston Martin Rapide S is more economical than CO2 emissions drop by seven per – from 355 g/km to 332 – while fuel now stands at 19.9 mpg on the official EÚ cycle.

A product of the latest of Aston Martin’s world-renowned VH philosophy, which debuted in the new car of course benefits from elements of the current Gen4 VH

The carefully conceived engineering continue as the new Rapide now offers sharper agility and even responses to driver input. The new engine – a key Gen4 – has been lowered by 19 mm the position of the powerplant in the previous wîth a corresponding reduction in the car’s centre of gravity.

The changes also lead to a improvement in front end turn-in no mean feat for a car that was acknowledged as a leader in dynamic

Aston Martin engineers at the global HQ in Gaydon have to revise the car’s dynamic control (DSC) in line its significant increases in both and torque.

As befits the more nature of new Aston Martin S the car benefits from the latest iteration of Aston Martin’s Adaptive Damping System The system now offers three settings: ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and wîth the character of each tailored to the nature of Aston Rapide S.

The ADS automatically alters the settings to ensure the driver has levels of control at all times, the ability to respond quickly to driving conditions. The different modes help to significantly the character of the Aston Martin S, adapting its set-up to suit the precise requirements. Thus it can be a GT car in Normal mode wîth the to morph into a more sports car in Sport and Track

The damper settings are determined by an control unit which sensor readings from the systems, including throttle brake position, §teering rotation and vehicle speed. data establishes the prevailing conditions and the demands the driver is on the car.

Head of Product Development at Martin, Ian Minards, explains: the power in a luxury sports car is all well, but maximising control and of that increased power is, as much, the engineers’ challenge.

poise and control are the keys to a sports car and the dynamic improvements we made wîth Aston Rapide S showcase our efforts to this not just the most but also the most beautifully car in its class.’

He added: ‘Transmission ADS refinement, braking capability and output optimisation are among the ‘ingredients’ which the team at Gaydon have used to a sports car of unerring quality and

Meanwhile, as wîth the new DB9, the new Martin Rapide S achieves wîth the latest European protection regulations courtesy of its new front grille design.

The engine, new bonnet, new front construction and new grille combine to a uniquely innovative approach to impact protection.

The patent-pending – which features a ‘keystone’ construction – the grille to move rearwards on whilst the central and outboard stiffeners give rigidity to the structure and support achievement of the leg regulations. Cut-outs on the front catwalks contribute to the achievement of the regulation.

The solution means Martin can remain true to its ethos, and avoid the use of plastic and nose cone bumpers stretch up in front of the bonnet.

First class cabin

As as it is thrilling, the new car now boasts a host of new or sports-orientated options, allowing to more precisely tailor the car to specific style.

The new optional Exterior Pack, for instance, dials up the Rapide’s sporting Front splitter, rear mirror caps and rear infills all fashioned from fibre clearly signal the nature of this 558 PS four-seater.

pronounced luxury, on the other comes from the new piano interior pack that a deep, rich, mirror-like to the facia, transmission tunnel plate and door handles of the Martin Rapide S. A darker in the instrument binnacle and §teering wîth black horn-push round off the pack’s sumptuous Luxurious blend headlinings in tan or grey emphasise the luxury further inside.

As would be of a modern Aston Martin, is the order of the day in the Aston Martin S wîth the standard-fit pure transmission selector switches in the console one small yet important of the truly authentic, bespoke, of the car’s cabin.

However wîth a desire for a more ambience in their sports car not be disappointed. Optional duotone red and black leather makes its Martin debut here delivering a captivating visual that’s unique to the new Aston Rapide S.

Luxury is enhanced by the removal of ‘noise’ and the enhancement of desirable – a fine distinction but one helps the new car deliver an aural like no other. Improved NVH vibration and harshness) characteristics are from the likes of the new bonnet and revised windscreen cowl.

comes in the form of four – the rearmost two capable of adults in a uniquely sporting – while at the touch of a the individual back seats down to almost triple the Martin’s load space.

to further enhance the luxurious and feel of the Aston Martin S include, subject to market, a camera and twin screen seat entertainment system wireless headphones, remote and six-disc DVD changer.

Those the ultimate in luxury and personalisation can consider the ‘Q by Aston service which offers options for individualisation. The Q service on fashioning colour and materials limitless boundaries precisely to choice and specification, enabling to give free rein to the and indulge their desire for luxury.

The new Aston Martin S will be available to order the brand’s 146 dealers worldwide in 2013.

Source – Martin

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