United States of America has always been more appealing to all manufacturers of luxury cars due to many rich people who want only the best. Aston Martin came at this year’s show in New York with his own version of luxury, with model Rapide S.
British automaker had built a peerless sedan cleverly disguised as a coupe, and it offered more accommodation and utility than anything else in the automaker’s two-door lineup. With that as its primary mission objective, it excelled.
After modernized the DB9, Aston Martin Rapide prepared and restyled model’s year 2013. Called the Rapide S, the Aston Martin did not suffer any major visual changes, and the most important is new front bumper with integrated spoiler, polished grill, and a new design alloy wheels. Minor changes are in the interior with Piano Black detail, optional “duotone” black and red leather interior.
The Rapide S has quite a bit more muscle now, unlike the original Rapide, with 80 more horsepower, thanks to the fitment of the “AM11” engine. Shared with the Vanquish, this reworked powerplant has been upgraded with larger throttle bodies, a revised intake manifold, dual variable valve timing, an improved fuel pump, CNC-machined combustion chambers and hollow camshafts. The result is 550 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. The six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic is retained, as is the limited slip differential, but both have been recalibrated to the new powerplant.
Aston Martin has announced that the car, with a curb weight of 4,387 pounds, will now accelerate to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds (about half-a-second quicker than its predecessor) and hit a maximum velocity of 190 mph.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S will come with a price tag of $199,950 in the United States of America.