The 2017 Aston Martin Rapide is a 4-door, 4-seater high-performance sports sedan launched by British luxury brand Aston Martin in early 2010. The 2017 Aston Martin Rapide S is the only model and equipment in the company’s sedan portfolio. The name Rapide is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, a luxury car by Lagonda, now part of Aston Martin. The 2017 Aston Martin Rapide is the company’s first four-door sedan since the Aston Martin Lagonda was discontinued in 1989.
Aston Martin Rapide 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. The interior design process is similar to customizing your home, so individual tastes will differ.
The Aston Martin Rapide rear seat placement isn’t quite as generous as the current big touring competition, and those small, elegantly integrated rear doors and sloping roofline combine to make getting on and off a bit difficult. The Rapide S from a practical standpoint and how much it stacks up in favor of the deck. However, when it comes to cars of this type, practicality is not as important as emotion, and on this front, the 2017 Rapide S still makes a lot of sense.
2017 Aston Martin Rapide : Iinterior
As for the standard equipment, the Rapide S comes with 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension shock absorbers, a limited-slip differential, xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic climate control front and rear, electric front seats, and a driver’s seat. memory functions, heated front, and rear seats, all-leather interior, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, the latest AMi III infotainment with Apple CarPlay, navigation system and 13-speaker audio system with CD player, USB and auxiliary audio jacks, and satellite radio.
2017 Aston Martin Rapide : Engine
The 2017 Aston Martin Rapide S is a four-seater luxury performance sedan with a hatchback-style trunk. It’s only available in one trim and is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine (552 horsepower, 465 pound-feet of torque) that sends power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is not available.
2017 Aston Martin Rapide : Safety
The basic safety kit includes traction control and front and side airbags for front seat passengers, as well as a range of stability systems designed to keep you pointed in the right direction. In its absence, autonomous technology such as city emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and even brighter LED headlights stand out.