Aston Martin Rapide S Launched in India: Price INR 4.4 Crore, full details inside

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Aston Martin has introduced the new Rapide S to the Indian market with a sticker price of Rs 4.4 crore (Ex-Showroom Mumbai). The new version of the Rapide S, introduced in India will replace the current Raipde model being sold in India. The new Rapide S makes an entry into India after making its debut in Europe, America and several other parts of the world.

Rapide S, the four-door Aston Martin super saloon is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine with 558bhp of power and 620Nm of torque. Performance figures are equally exciting with 0-100 km/h coming up in 4.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 306 km/h

The engine on the car is mated with a Rear-mid mounted Touchtronic 2 siz speed gearbox with electronic shift by wire control system. There is also a limited slip differential for impeccable grip and control.

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The British Carmaker, which recently allied with AMG for its future range of V8 engines, has sold close around 55 cars in India since 2011. The company is planning to sell another 20-30 cars in India in the coming year.

The iconic British car maker’s new luxury GT, often known as the world’s most beautiful, and beautifully balanced, four-seat sports car is more powerful and more sensuous in its new avatar. Up front, the Rapide S now boasts an imposing and assertive new ‘face’, created by the striking new full grille. At the back, a new rear deck profile which includes a more pronounced boot lid ‘flip’ enhances visuals.

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The new AM11 engine on the car has been lowered by 19 mm versus the position of the powerplant in the previous car, with a corresponding reduction in the sports car’s centre of gravity. The changes have supposedly led to a tangible improvement in front end turn-in and overall handling. Also, Aston Martin have worked to revise the car’s dynamic stability control (DSC) in line with its significant increases in both power and torque.

In terms of suspension, the Rapide S benefits from the latest Gen4 iteration of Aston Martin’s hi-tech Adaptive Damping System (ADS). The system now offers three distinct settings: ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’.

Cabin and features

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The new optional Carbon Exterior Pack, for instance, immediately dials up the Rapide’s sporting attitude. Front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infills all fashioned from carbon fibre clearly signal the sporting nature of this 558 PS four-seater.

The new piano black interior pack adds a deep, rich, mirror-like shine to the facia, transmission tunnel centre plate and door handles of the Aston Martin Rapide S. A darker surround in the instrument binnacle and steering wheel with black horn-push surround are further additions additions.

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Handcrafting is the order of the day in the Aston Martin Rapide S with the standard-fit pure glass transmission selector switches in the centre console.

The rearmost two seats, at the touch of a button can be folded down individually to almost triple the Aston Martin’s load space. Options to further enhance the luxurious look and feel of the Aston Martin Rapide S include, a reversing camera and twin screen rear seat entertainment system with wireless headphones, remote control and six-disc DVD changer.

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Those seeking the ultimate in luxury and personalisation can also consider the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ service which offers uniquely-tailored options for individualisation. The Q service focuses on fashioning colour and materials with limitless boundaries precisely to customer choice and specification, enabling owners to give free rein to the creativity and indulge their desire for bespoke luxury.

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Aston Martin Rapide S Equipment List and Image Gallery

Standard equipment
• Full-grain leather interior
• Walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround
• Leather sports steering wheel
• Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags
• Memory seats & exterior mirrors (three positions)
• Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags
• Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
• Heated front seats (sports seats only)
• Heated rear screen
• Automatic temperature control
• Organic electroluminescent (oel) displays
• Trip computer
• Cruise control
• Bluetooth® telephone preparation
• Satellite navigation
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (usa and canada only)
• Satellite radio system (usa only)
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Tyre pressure monitoring system
• Alarm and immobiliser
• Remote-control central door locking and boot release
• Glass ecu
• Tracking device (uk only)
• Led map-reading lights
• Boot-mounted umbrella
• Lamy pen and pen holder
• 1000-watt bang & olufsen beosound audio system with icepower® technology
• Integrated apple ipod®,4 connector
• Usb connector with waveform audio format (waf), windows media audio (wma) and mpeg (mp3) audio file compatibility
• Usb connector with waveform audio format (waf), windows media audio (wma) and mpeg (mp3) audio file compatibility
• 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket

Optional equipment
• 20-inch multi-spoke alloy gloss black painted wheels with diamond turned finish
• 20-inch ten-spoke alloy silver painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
• 20-inch ten-spoke alloy black painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
• 20-inch 20-spoke polished alloy wheels
• Magnum silver rear lamp infills
• Model badge
• Protective tape
• Carbon exterior pack
• Optional facia trims – piano black, bamboo, tamo ash, mahogany
• Piano black pack
• Matching wood door trim
• Personalised sill plaques
• Semi-aniline leather
• Black and red perforated duotone leather
• Colour-keyed steering wheel
• Embroidered rapide s seat logo
• Carbon interior pack
• Twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system with six-disc dvd player, auxiliary input, wireless headphones and remote control
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener
• Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
• Ventilated front and rear seats
• Smoker’s pack (ashtray and cigar lighter)
• Second glass key
• Tracking device (uk category five)
• First-aid kit

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