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.Read more Read less
The previous Rapide has been restyled and has an improved powertrain. Aston Martin now calls it the Rapide S. The new Rapide S is faster, better-handling and more luxurious than ever before.
Aston Martin performance and handling; exceedingly luxurious interior
The Rapide S is a versatile car: the powerful engine and handling make it a sports car; the four seats and flexible cargo space make it a practical car. The refined interior and advanced technology make it a luxury car. The Rapide S is a largely hand-built car from a legendary English auto company, which means a starting price tag near $200,000.