Meet the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

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Aston Martin has revealed the all new 2014 Rapide S on its website. To start with the differentiating factor, the gorgeous looking 4 door Rapide S replaces the earlier generation Rapide with a fresh chrome grille and 20 inchers silver painted alloy wheels. On the technical front, substantial underpinning alterations have been done on the Rapide S.

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S engine

Mounted at 0.7 inches lower, the 5.9 litre V-12 now pumps 550 bhp linked to a six-speed Touchtronic 2 transmission. – an 80 bhp leap over the previous version with 620 nm of twisting force- again an improvement of 20 nm making it 0.4 seconds faster than the old Rapide. Top speed have been rated at 190 mph (305 kph)- a marginal increase of 2 mph.

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The adaptive Damping System has been carried over from the Vanquish and the DB9 and offers 3 driving modes i.e. Normal, Sport and Track. Minor tweaks have been made to the rear spoiler for enhanced aerodynamics.

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S interiors

External highlights include a new Carbon Exterior Pack, front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infill. Cabin indulgence reeks of a full walnut trim leather interiors with personalized sill plaques and red black upholstery as options.

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S- interiors

The 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S will make it to North American dealerships in mid-2013 and retail at $200,000 mark- a full $12,000 lower than the 2013 version. Will the new tag play spoilsport to the Porsche Panamera and the Maserati Quattroporte? Time will tell.

Image credits: AstonMartin.com

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