Aston Martin has introduced a more powerful version of their Rapide sedan, called the Rapide S. In fact this is the most powerful four-door that Aston Martin has ever produced that can reach 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Furthermore, the Rapide S has 550 horsepower from its 5.9 liter V-12. This model has 17% more horsepower than the previous Rapide model as well as a 20Nm increase in torque. The top speed of this newly upgraded Aston Martin is 190 mph. In addition to its high performance, the Rapide S has a lightweight aluminum structure along with aerodynamic improvements to aid its high-performance engine.
Some other improvements are the new grille, bumper and a slightly lowered engine. The interior is Piano Black and has a glossy trim around the center console and door handles. The Rapide S has an option for perforated red leather inserts for the seat and door trim. The upgraded model comes with excellent audio as well as the option for a six-disc DVD player with screens in the back of the front headrests for backseat riders. In terms of safety, the Rapide S has eight airbags as well as new load limiting technology for seatbelts. It might look similar to other Aston Martins, but it definitely has many sleek improvements. The 2014 edition will reach dealerships in May or June with an expected sticker price of $200,000.