Beauty, Power & Luxury. Designing a more luxurious and more refined Rapide would have been a phenomenal achievement.
Engineering a more powerful Rapide would have seen us take our industry leading technology to new heights. But we didn’t settle on one, we did something incredible, we did both. The result is an Aston Martin with more power and more luxury. An Aston Martin with the power of luxury, Rapide S.
How to improve the design of the world’s most beautiful four-door sports car? Our world-leading design team created unique new styling. Two examples; a new rear deck profile enhances aerodynamics, a new full-face aluminium grille honed as a single piece by hand creates a striking front profile. The all-new Rapide S is the most beautiful four-door Aston Martin we've ever made.
Agile, balanced, controlled. A near perfect 48:52 front / rear weight distribution means Rapide S is unique, a true sports car with four-doors. We took our renowned VH architecture and made Rapide S even more agile than our previous model. Weighing just 1990kg we also lowered the engine by nearly 20mm. Rapide S is a four-door car with world-class dynamics. A four-door car that's every inch a sports car.
The 2015 Rapide S now includes the new generation AM29 V12 engine. The most technologically advanced, most powerful Rapide engine we’ve ever built. Incredible figures tell the story; a sprint time of only 4.2 secs, 630 Nm of torque and potent power of 552 bhp - an increase of more than 18% over the first generation Rapide. Rapide S delivers phenomenal performance, all of the time.
Harnessing the power of Rapide S is the all-new Touchtronic III ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Touchtronic III sets new standards for performance and shift speed. With eight gears produced by four gear sets and five shift elements - always operating at their optimum level - you’ll experience exceptional shift quality and even faster acceleration. 552 bhp of power. Eight gears shifting in just 130 milliseconds. The 2015 Rapide S has been specifically designed for a thrilling driving experience.
Driven by one but enjoyed by four. Rapide S has space for four adults to be transported in a luxurious environment with the highest levels of refinement. New exterior styling is matched by interior materials worked by hand to achieve a finish never seen before on a four-door sports car. Additional finishes for 2015 mean the Rapide S now has the largest range of colours, trims and options we’ve ever offered - it's exquisitely finished and exquisitely personal.