No longer defined as simply the Rapide, the four-door Aston Martin vehicle adopts an “S” for 2014 symbolizing improved sportiness. A significant advancement on the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S is an engine performance increase. Adding 80 horsepower over its 2013 counterpart, the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S features a 5.9 liter V-12 engine producing 550 horsepower. With the new engine, acceleration from 0 to 62 miles per hour for the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S occurs in just 4.9 seconds. Delivering engine power to a rear-wheel drive system, the 2014 Rapide S’ performance is handled through a Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic transmission. Large disc brakes on all four wheels allow the driver to regulate the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S aided by anti-lock brakes, Emergency Brake Assist and traction control. In addition to the powerplant enhancement for 2014, the Aston Martin Rapide S also receives several exterior changes such as an enlarged front grill opening and a larger rear spoiler. Featuring 20-inch wheels within Bridgestone tires, a ten-spoke wheel design is optional on the 2014 Rapide S. Accommodating four adults, the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S is optimized for driver comfort. The 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S features a full-grain leather interior equipped with standard cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and a 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system. Carbon fiber interior trim and a twin-screen rear seat entertainment system are offered at an extra cost.