Rapide S - Technical Engineered as a sports car, featuring our advanced V12 engine technology and flexible engineering architecture, Rapide S is the most powerful four-door Aston Martin ever produced. Rapide S - Technical Engineered as a sports car, featuring our advanced V12 engine technology and flexible engineering architecture, Rapide S is the most powerful four-door Aston Martin ever produced. Rapide S - Technical Rapide S Design Technical Multimedia Test Drive Specification Body Four-door sports car with four seats Extruded bonded aluminum VH body structure Aluminum, magnesium alloy and composite body Extruded aluminum door side-impact beams Single bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators LED rear lamps and side repeaters Engine All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft 48 valve 5,935cc V12 Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive Fully catalyzed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves Compression ratio 11:0:1 Fuel consumption Liters/100 km (mpg) – Urban 19.5 (14.5) – Extra urban 9.1 (31.0) – Combined 12.9 (21.9) North America Gas Mileage – City 14 US mpg – Highway 22 US mpg – Combined 17 US mpg CO2 emissions – 300 g/km Transmission Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic III’ eight-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft Limited-slip differential Final drive ratio 2.73:1 Launch Control Wheels and Tires 20-inch Multi-spoke silver painted alloy wheels Front wheel: 8.5J x 20-inch Front tyre: Bridgestone S0001 245/40 ZR20 Rear wheel: 11J x 20-inch Rear tyre: Bridgestone S0001 295/35 ZR20 Steering Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock Column tilt and reach adjustment Suspension Single mode Adaptive Damping System (ADS) Front: Independent double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers Rear independent double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers Brakes Front: dual cast discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers Rear: dual cast discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode Anti-lock braking system (ABS) Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) Traction Control (TC) Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) Positive Torque Control (PTC) Electronic Park Brake (EPB) Dimensions Length: 197.64 in Width: 84.25 in Height: 53.15 in Wheelbase: 117.68 in Fuel tank capacity: 23.9 gal Weight: 4387 lbs Weight Distribution 51%/49% (Front/Rear) Standard Equipment Enhanced grain leather interior Piano Black fascia trim Glass switches Electrically operated front seats Memory seats & exterior mirrors (three positions) Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags Heated front seats and rear seats Heated rear screen Automatic temperature control Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays Trip computer Cruise control Bluetooth® telephone preparation Front and rear parking sensors Tyre pressure monitoring system Alarm and immobiliser Remote-control central door locking and boot release Tracking device (UK only) LED map-reading lights Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation 6.5” LCD Screen DAB radio AM/FM radio Integrated Apple iPod® and iPhone® connector (requires Apple-supplied Lightning adaptor for iPhone 5 compatibility) USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility A2DP Bluetooth® audio 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket Infotainment system (AMi III) Optional Equipment Alternative brake caliper finish – grey, black, red, silver or yellow 10-spoke forged alloy wheels silver painted with diamond-turned finish 10-spoke forged alloy wheels gloss Black painted with diamond-turned finish 10-spoke directional forged alloy wheels graphite painted with diamond-turned finish 10-spoke directional forged alloy wheels satin Champagne painted with diamond-turned finish Magnum Silver rear lamp infills Delete Protective film Carbon Exterior Pack Alternative facia trim finishes: Mahogany, Walnut, Carbon Fibre Twill, Satin Cuprum Carbon Fibre, Piano Ice Mocha, Iridium Piano Black Trim Pack Ice Mocha Trim Pack Matching wood or carbon fibre door trim Perforated leather door inserts Headrest embroidery – Aston Martin Wings or Rapide S logo Personalised sill plaques Semi-aniline leather Black and red perforated duotone leather Colour-keyed steering wheel Embroidered Rapide S seat logo Twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system with six-disc DVD player, auxiliary input, wireless headphones and remote control Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor) Ventilated front and rear seats Smoker’s pack (ashtray and cigar lighter) Second glass key Aston Martin tracking by Cobra First-aid kit Boot-mounted umbrella Duotone Pack Exterior Styling Pack Interior Black Pack Luxury Pack Performance Torque lb-ft Power HP Seconds 0 to 62 mph 465 Torque lb-ft 560 Power PS 4.2 Seconds 0 to 62 mph COOL DELIVERY, SEARING PACE The heart of the Rapide S is a cultured quad-cam 6.0-liter V12. The marriage of sumptuous accessibility with supreme ultimate performance perfectly represents the dual personality of Rapide S. Producing a scintillating 560 horsepower, and 465 lb-ft of torque, the V12 is eminently accessible and capable of soaring performance. TWELVE TO THE POWER OF EIGHT Rapide S has been transformed by the highly advanced, eight-speed Touchtronic III automatic gearbox. Like the car, Touchtronic III has a comprehensive skill set – capable of shifting gears in as quick as 130 milliseconds for ultimate response, but simultaneously improving refinement and economy. Eight ratios ensure that the 6.0-liter V12’s innate qualities are fully realized. Shorter, lower ratios improve acceleration while the relaxed gait of ratios 7 and 8 reduces revs for near-silent cruising capability. BEAUTY THAT IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP The Rapide S shares the same advanced bonded aluminum construction and potent powertrain as our latest generation GT and Super GT models. It provides the ideal platform on which to create the most sporting four-seater in our history with a lower center of gravity and increased structural rigidity. MATURE PERFORMANCE TO SUIT EVERY JOURNEY It is not just the outright pace of the Rapide S that makes it so impressive, but the way it is deployed. Developed to fully exploit and perfectly complement the tremendous reserves of accessible performance, the Rapide S advanced suspension and braking systems are paragons of control, power and precision. NATURAL ATHLETICISM AND PERFECT BALANCE Positioning the 6.0-liter V12 engine behind the centerline of the front wheels and mounting the eight-speed Touchtronic III transaxle at the rear concentrates the major masses within the wheelbase of Rapide S and achieves a near-perfect weight distribution. This has the twin benefits of optimizing agility and delivering consistent, confidence-inspiring handling on all roads and in all weather conditions.