Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin Rapide

The Aston Martin Rapide is a sports sedan that has been manufactured since the autumn of 2009 by Aston Martin.

In early 2006, she was introduced as a concept car at the Detroit Motor Show. The 2.5 cm higher production version was made ​​due to capacity shortages from October 2009 until mid-2012 at Magna Steyr in Graz, before production by Gaydon, Warwickshire could be relocated. Aston Martin expects to sell 2,000 vehicles per year.


The Rapide borrowed brand-typical design elements of successful models Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin Vanquish. Compared with the DB9 but the wheelbase was stretched by 30 cm in order to make room for two more doors and full rear seats. These are electrically fold down so that a trunk with 750 liters is created. The expensive in the base price € 180,000 Rapide has over the panoramic roof from the concept car only has a normal roof.

The mounted crafted V12 engine also comes from the DB9. He develops a peak output of 350 kW ( 477 hp) and a maximum torque of 600 Nm, making acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 296 km / h possible. The power is transmitted via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Rapide S

At the Geneva Motor Show Aston Martin presented in March 2013 an uprated version of the Rapide.

The Rapide S version called externally distinguished by modified bumpers with a significantly enlarged grille. The six-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine makes in this version 410 kW ( 558 hp).

A racing version of the Rapide S with hydrogen / diesel hybrid also joined the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in 2013. The team entered the only participant in this category, inter alia, with Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, as a driver at.