Aston Martin the most successful four-door luxury coupe

Aston Martin Rapide new design is in line with that of normal non-exclusive brand in recent years, is basically a four-door Aston Martin Vantage. What is not at all a bad thing, Fire already contender for the title of most successful four-door luxury coupe.

Key features underlying the design of the new Aston are power, beauty and soul – four passengers have the privilege to travel to a high luxury and exclusive atmosphere, the tourism board a grand and stylish with a unique history.

First time, Aston Martin Rapide concept emerged as the Detroit Motor Show 2005. Compared to that concept, model series has suffered very few changes, and as a mechanical platform is based on “VH Architecture”, developed for all Aston Martin models. V12 engine is built by hand, with displacement of 6.0 liters and 477 CP/6.000 Boasting rpm and maximum torque of 600 Nm/5.000 rpm. Transmission is through a Touchtronic 2 automatic gearbox with six gears, with paddles on the steering wheel sequential gear change.

Interior access is via four doors “swan wing” (because they open a little toward the top) and inner universe is a very successful blend between a sport and a sober style, skin and interior trim rarely Timber . Being a four-door car, lose nothing in Chapter practical: the rear seats are very comfortable and the trunk has a value of 301 liters, which can reach 750 liters by folding down the rear seat.

Aston Martin Rapide sales are scheduled for early 2010, price not yet communicated.

Aston Martin Rapide Specifications


– Four door body style with 4 individual seats
– Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
– Aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body
– Extruded aluminium door side impact beams
– Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
– LED rear lamps and side repeaters


– All alloy quad overhead cam 48 valve 5935cc V12
– Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
– Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
– Compression ratio 10.9:1
– Max Power 350 kW (470 bhp / 477 PS) at 6000 rpm
– Max Torque 600 Nm (443 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
– Acceleration 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds; 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.3 seconds (predicted)
– Max Speed 188 mph (303 km/h) (predicted)


– Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2′ six-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
– Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
– Limited slip differential
– Final Drive Ratio 3.46:1


– Rack and pinion, Servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
– Column tilt and reach adjustment

Wheels & Tyres

– 20″ alloy wheels
– Front Bridgestone Potenza 245/40 R20
– Rear Bridgestone Potenza 295/35 R20


– Front Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
– Rear Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
– Adaptive Damping System (ADS)


– Front Dual cast brake discs 390mm diameter with six piston calipers
– Rear Dual cast brake discs 360mm diameter with four piston calipers
– Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
– Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
– Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
– Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
– Traction Control
– Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
– Positive Torque Control (PTC)
– Electronic Park Brake (EPB)


– Length 5019 mm (197.6″)
– Width (including mirrors) 2140 mm (84.3″)
– Height 1360 mm (53.5″)
– Fuel Capacity 90.5 litres
– Kerb Weight 1950 kg (target) (4299 lb)


– Full grain leather interior
– Walnut facia trim
– Iridium Silver centre console outer finish and Graphite inner finish
– Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
– Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) *1
– Electrically operated front seats
– Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)
– Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
– Front occupant side airbags
– Head protection airbags for front and rear occupants
– Heated front and rear seats
– Heated rear screen
– Automatic front and rear temperature control
– Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
– LED map lamps and ambient lighting
– Trip computer
– Cruise control
– Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation system *1,2
– Bluetooth telephone preparation *1
– Satellite radio system (USA only)
– Powerfold exterior mirrors
– Front and rear parking sensors
– Tyre pressure monitoring *1
– Alarm and immobiliser
– Remote-control central door locking and boot release
– Battery conditioner
– Tracking device (UK only) *3
– Boot mounted umbrella

In Car Entertainment

– 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology
– Integrated Apple iPod® connector *4
– USB connector with Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MP3 audio file compatibility
– 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket


– Cooled front and rear seats
– Twin screen rear seat entertainment system with 6-disc DVD player, auxiliary input, wireless headphones and remote control
– Alternative facia trim finishes – Mahogany, Piano Black, Bamboo, Tamo Ash, Double Apex Alloy, Nexus Alloy
– Matching wood door trim
– Colour-keyed steering wheel
– Second glass key
– Magnum silver rear lamp infills
– Delete model badging
– Delete protective tape
– 20″ alloy wheels with graphite finish
– 20″ alloy wheels with polished finish
– Alternative brake calliper finish – black, red, silver
– Personalised sill plaques
– Auto dimming interior rear view mirror with garage door opener (Europe only)
– Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
– Tracking device *1,3
– First aid kit
– Ashtray and Cigar Lighter

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