2018 Aston Martin Rapide is a 4-door coupe, presented as a concept car in 2006, designed by Aston Martin to compete with other cars in the segment, including the Maserati Quattroporte. Aston Martin is going into battle with the Porsche Panamera and Maserati Quattroporte. The Rapide name is derived from the Lagonda Rapide, a sedan that was made by the brand Lagonda part of Aston Martin.
In December 2009 the company has offered for sale the car to the base price of about 180,000 euros, starting the production. The assembly at first was commissioned Magna Steyr in Graz before being moved to Gaydon in 2011. The realization of each model of the “Rapide” involves a month of work. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, is presented by the bodywork Bertone a one-off on the basis Rapide, called Rapide Bertone. 2018 Aston Martin Rapide is a 2 + 2 with body shooting-brake built in only copy to celebrate 60 years of cooperation between the two houses.
2018 Aston Martin Rapide Design
Aston Martin Rapide borrows design elements typical of the brand with the successful DB9 and Vanquish. The wheelbase compared to the DB9 extended by 30 cm, so there is room for two extra doors and full rear seats. These are electrically capable of flipping over, creating a boot of 600 liters.
The 2018 Aston Martin Rapide features a panoramic roof, which creates a light-filled interior that leaves darken as needed. The up to 350 kW (477 hp) and 600 Nm boosted V12 also comes from the DB9. This leads to an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 303 km / h. The production model was shown in September 2009 at the IAA in Frankfurt. The Rapide is manufactured from October 2009 at Magna Steyr in Graz. Aston Martin Rapide has put on the market in 2010.
2018 Aston Martin Rapide Sport
In 2010, Aston Martin has set up a racing version of the Aston Martin Rapide S to participate in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. The 2018 Rapide is equipped with all the safety systems necessary to participate in this type of competition, reinforced suspension, slick tires, and a V12 engine with 470 hp. The pilot appointed to compete with it is Ulrich Bez.
In 2013 the British house has decided the realization of a special model Competitive Rapide S. The particularity of the car is the fact of being with hybrid drive, ie constituted by a gasoline engine and by one hydrogen. The goal of the house is to demonstrate the competitiveness of a car of this type dispatches the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.
2018 Aston Martin Rapide Equipment
Aston Martin Rapide 2018 model will come with includes bi-xenon-etalon and LED tail light. Standard is a leather-and-walnut trim, including metallic details, such as electric front seats with memory, air conditioning, Bluetooth, navigation system as well as USB and iPod connection. The 2018 Aston Martin Rapide comes standard with Bang & Olufsen 16-kaiuttiminen sound system.