Aston Martin Rapide S Revealed [video]

Aston Martin Rapide S is the most powerful four-door Aston Martin to date, replacing the current Rapide with more power, new look and improved handling.

The updated 6.0-litre V12 engine produces now 550bhp, up by 80bhp, enabling the four-door Rapide S accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds (0.4sec improvement) and hit a new top speed of 190 mph.

Despite having more power, the updated engine is now more efficient, delivering 19.9 mpg on the official EU combined cycle (up from 19mpg).

The engine sits now 19mm lower, improving the centre of gravity and handling, along with new three-stage adaptive dampers called Adaptive Damping System with normal, sport and track modes.

The new Rapide S now boasts a new front, featuring a new full grille with Aston Martin’s ‘keystone’ pedestrian protection. At the back is a new rear deck profile which includes a more pronounced boot lid ‘flip’.

There are also new body colours available, new 20-inch wheel choices, optional carbon pack, while the interior can be finished with new two-tone red and black leather trim, called Duotone.

The Rapide S will go on sale next month ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Prices are expected to start at around £150,000.

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