Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Aston Martin Rapide S debuting stateside at New York show

Aston Martin Rapide S debuting stateside at New York show

New-and-improved model highlights Aston's stand

Toni Avery
Mar 25, 2013
SHARE

Hot on the heels of its world debut at the recent Geneva auto show, the new Aston Martin Rapide S sedan is set to make its U.S. debut this week at the 2013 New York auto show. It will be shown alongside the new Vanquish, DB9, and V12 Vantage GT3 and V8 Vantage GT4 race cars built by Aston partner TRG (The Racers Group).

The Rapide S has been improved from both a performance and style perspective over its Rapide predecessor. Powering the Rapide S is Aston's AM11 6.0-liter V-12 engine with 550 hp (a healthy 80-hp bump over the outgoing car) and 457 lb-ft of torque. Aston says the powertrain updates help drop the new car's 0-60 time to 4.7 seconds compared to the previous car's 5.1 seconds -- plenty quick for a four door of its size.

The front end has been redesigned with a new-look grille, while the back is more pronounced and is highlighted by a lid 'flip.' Billed by Aston as 'the world's most beautiful, and beautifully balanced, four-seat sports car,' the new Rapide S also features improved aerodynamics, with top speed at an impressive 190 mph.

The Rapide S is priced at $199,950 and first customer deliveries are expected in June.

SHARE ARTICLE
By Toni Avery
401 Articles

RELATED ARTICLES

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Our top tuner car picks featured in 2014 print issues
Sean RussellDec 18, 2014
Video game concept previews what we can expect on a future car.
Kelly PleskotDec 17, 2014
Looks are deceiving with this K-swap from Arkansas
Matthew RodriquezDec 16, 2014
To celebrate a massive milestone, Aston Martin Works will release 6 very limited-edition Vanquish Coupes.
Jake HolmesDec 15, 2014
Reflecting on the builds that blew our minds
Sean RussellDec 15, 2014

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP