Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Rapide India
Aston Martin Rapide is a functional yet luxurious car which provides space for up to four adults along with an engaging driving experience which is a pride with the Aston Martin family. The Rapide is the first four-door sports car with ample space for both the front and rear occupants. Apart from the name Rapide, the car has been carefully built which has taken care of all the needs like clear visibility for both the front and sides. Comfort has been lavishly sprayed with two hand trimmed individual seats and a personal face-level heating and air conditioning system. The car is also quite practical with foldable rear seats that even give access to the rear boot. If even there was meeting between luxury and necessity, the Aston Martin Rapide would be the first word.
Aston Martin Rapide Exteriors
The Aston Martin Rapide assumes its extra doors gracefully to visually remain every bit a sporting coupe as its sister models. The four 'swan wing' doors open up and out at 12 degrees avoiding scuffs and scratches when parked next to a raised walkway. The side glass is further raised which removes out wind noise and the glass is laminated to improve noise insulation. The rear is mostly the same, having only a slightly bigger decklid spoiler. The Rapide’s elegance and design appeals not only to a select few but to a vast majority of audience as well. This front end is all-new, with different headlights along with a more muscular and powerful look.
Aston Martin Rapide Engine
The Aston Martin Rapide features a hand-built 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 470 bhp (477 PS / 350 kW) with peak power being delivered at 6000 rpm and 600 Nm (443 lbft) peak torque at 5000 rpm. A specifically tuned six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission features as standard, allowing the driver to change gear automatically or manually via the steering column-mounted magnesium paddles.
Aston Martin Rapide Interiors
The interior of Aston Martin Rapide 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. There are acres of leather and the driving position is excellent. The knobs, tiny twinkling lights on the dashboard, buttons to the heating and cooling, the Bang & Olufsen stereo, and the atrocious navigation system, everything is nice to look and keeps you tempted. The space is excellent and the car has the leg room and enough luggage room to keep you comfortable for long rides.
Aston Martin Rapide Safety Features
The Aston Martin Rapide Safety features include Front occupant side airbags, Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, Head protection airbags for front and rear occupants, power door locks, power windows; day and night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror and central locking, Seat-belts at front and rear seat with seat belt warning etc.
Aston Martin Rapide Colors
The Aston Martin Rapide Colors are Hardly green, Silver blonde, Quantum silver, Viridian Green, Tungsten Silver, Sunburst Yellow, Stratus White, Storm Black, Onyx Black, Morning Frost White, Midnight Blue, Meteorite Silver, Marron Black, Mariana Blue, Madagascar Orange, Lightning Silver, Jet Black, Hammerhead Silver, Fire Red, Cobalt Blue, Appletree Green and Magma Red.
The Aston Martin Rapide colors for the interiors are Tuscan Tan, Spicy Red, Spectral Blue, Sandstorm, Sahara Tan, Phantom Gray, Obsidian Black, Moon Shadow, Madagascar Tan, Lords Red, Kestrel Tan, Iron Ore Red, Falcon Gray, Eifel Green, Deep Purple, Dark Mocha, Cream Truffle, Chestnut Tan, Chancellor Red, Chainmail Gray, Blue Haze, Bitter Chocolate, Baltic Blue and Aurora Blue
Aston Martin Rapide Ride and Handling
The ride is acceptable on the standard 20-inch wheels, though harsher in the back seat, but the quicker steering helps disguise the extra bulk. The car rides the bumps well for such a powerful, sporting car, and the refinement levels of wind and road noise are nicely subdued. Damping System (ADS) allows instant adjustment of the car’s ride and handling characteristics. For a car that is five metres long it feels nimble and compact when you're driving. The Aston Martin Rapide is just as impressive when going around corners. Ride and handling are controlled without intruding on the luxury ride.
Aston Martin Rapide Specifications
The Aston Martin Rapide specifications measure with a length of 5019 mm, width of 2140 mm, height of 1360 mm, and wheel base of 2989 mm. The fuel tank capacity is 90.5 litres with a kerb weight of 1950 kg. A 317 litre luggage compartment affords generous space for belongings for all four passengers whether
Aston Martin Rapide Ex-Showroom Price
The Aston Martin Rapide price costs around 199,950 US Dollars.
Aston Martin Rapide Competitors
The Indian luxury car segment has very few takers and therefore not many stand up to the likes of the Aston Martin. However, the Aston Martin Rapide does have competitors like the Porsche Panamera, Jaguar XJ, and the BMW 7-Series.
Compare Aston Martin Rapide with other Models
The Panamera comes with the option of a V6 and V8 engines which delivers a power of 300 to 500 bhp based on the trim level. The Aston Martin Rapide has many noticeable advantages and not only does it offer more class and elegance over the Panamera but it beats the rival for performance, comfort and drivability and not just looks alone.
The Jaguar XJ on the other hand comes with a 5.0 liter V8 engine, in both a naturally aspirated and a supercharged version which delivers a power of 385 hp to 510 hp.
The BMW 7-Series comes in five option of which three is available in gasoline and two diesel variants, which delivers a power of 245 HP to 407 HP.
All these cars do stand up to the likes of the Aston Martin Rapide, but there is just something about the Aston Martin that separates it from the rest of the pack and the price tag reflects that.
Aston Martin Rapide Awards
Aston Martin Rapide Wins 2011 World Car Design of the Year Award
ET ZigWheels Awards 2011 awarded the Aston Martin Rapide as the Sport Sedan of the Year
Finished in the finalists of World Performance Car at the 2011 New York International Auto Show
The Aston Martin Rapide is once again the leading luxury class car in Switzerland, for the third consecutive year
The English exotic won the vote in “The Best cars of 2012”, crowned by “Auto Illustrierte” in Switzerland
Aston Martin Rapide Mileage
Although the EPA fuel economy rating of 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway
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