The 2017 Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door, high-performance sports sedan, which British luxury brand Aston Martin introduced early in 2010. 2017 Aston Martin Rapide is the first time a concept car at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in 2006 and the production version of the Rapide is shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The name Rapide is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, a luxury car by Lagonda, now part of Aston Martin. The new 2017 Aston Martin Rapide is the company’s first four-door sedan since the Aston Martin Lagonda was discontinued in 1989. It is based on the Aston Martin DB9 and shares the same VH platform. The first cars rolled out in May 2010, initially built at a dedicated plant at the Magna Steyr facility in Graz, Austria. The factory initially planned to build 2,000 a year but moved to England in 2012 after sales did not meet production targets.
2017 Aston Martin Rapide Engine
The 2017 Aston Martin Rapide is powered by a 5,935 cc (362 cu in) V12 engine, producing 470 bhp (350 kW; 477 hp) and torque of 443 lb · ft (601 N · m). It is rear-wheel drive and a six-Touchtronic automatic. The Rapide can have a top speed of 188.5 km (303 km / h), and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) reached in 5.3 seconds, or 0-60 mph (97 km / h) 5.0 seconds.
2017 Aston Martin Rapide Equipment
standard equipment the 2017 Aston Martin Rapide’s include a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, bi-xenon headlamps and LED taillamps. Learning and walnut trim is standard, with metal accents; power front seats with memory, cooling and heating; Bluetooth; satellite radio (only US version); and USB and iPod connection. The Rapide comes as standard, with a Bang & Olufsen 16 speaker sound system with two tweeters to rise from the dashboard to the activation of the system.
2017 Aston Martin Rapide S
Rapide S part of the 2014 facelift and review of the Rapide, the V12 engine has been upgraded to now produces 550 bhp (410 kW; 558 PS). 2017 Aston Martin Rapide, performance improvements include a top speed of 190 km (306 km / h) and acceleration 0-100 km / h (62 mph) reduced to 4.9 seconds. CO2 cut by 23G / km to 332g / km.
The 2017 Aston Martin Rapide S receive the further review in 2015, with the new 8-speed automatic transmission, power increase to 552 bhp (412 kW; 560 PS), resulting in acceleration 0-100 km / h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 203 new kilometers (327 km / h).
Aston Martin chose to end production by subcontractor Magna Steyr in mid-2012, six years earlier than expected. Production of the car was also temporarily halted in May 2011. In the face of fitting a declining market for luxury sedans and output to shrinking sales, Aston Martin to cut annual production from 2000 to 1250 in June 2011 and as will low as 500 annually.
2017 Aston Martin Rapide Motorsport
Aston Martin Rapide S is entered in the 2010 24 Hours of Nurburgring. Drivers included Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez. It was second in the SP 8 class. It Rapide S is powered a new technology by Asset GmbH, Hybrid Hydrogen system that makes it possible for hydrogen and fuel used individually or at the same time in an internal combustion engine. Aston Rapide S was the first car to the 24 hours Nürburgring with fuel hydrogen race.