Aston Martin Rapide S Saloon | V12 [552] 4dr Touchtronic III Auto


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ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE S SALOON V12 [552] 4dr Touchtronic III AutoASTON MARTIN RAPIDE S SALOON V12 [552] 4dr Touchtronic III Auto
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

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Initial Rental (Business)

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Contract Length

23 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Reversing Camera
Reversing Camera
Xenon Lights
Xenon Lights
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
20" Alloy Wheels

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Heated rear windscreen
BRAKES
  • ABS EBD EBA
  • Anodised dark grey brake calipers
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Electronic parking brake
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • Traction control
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Adaptive damping system
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth Telephone preparation
DRIVER AIDS
  • Cruise control
  • Front parking sensor
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reversing camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Remote boot release
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 6.5" colour display screen
  • Organic electroluminescent (OEL) displays
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Door mirror memory
  • Power foldback door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Piano black fascia trim
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Aston martin 700W premium audio
  • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • DAB Digital radio
  • iPod connection
  • Radio/CD
  • USB connection
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Additional protective tape
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Bright finish grille
  • Bright tailpipe finisher
  • Fast track solid paint
  • Platinum bonnet and side strake meshes
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • LED rear lamps
  • Xenon (HID) headlamps headlight washers
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Front and rear climate control air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • Alcantara headlining
  • Centre console in Iridium silver with inner graphite finish
  • Fast track leather upholstery
  • Leather steering wheel
  • silver pedals
  • Tilt/reach adjustable steering column
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting
  • LED map reading lights
PACKS
  • Iridium interior trim pack - Rapide S
SAFETY
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Seatbelts in Warm charcoal
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEAT PIPING/ADDITIONAL TRIMMING
  • Fine stitching
SEATS
  • Electric front seats
  • Front headrests
  • Front seat memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Rear headrests
SECURITY
  • Alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 20" Multi spoke silver alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 300
  • HC: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 89
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 5935
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V12
  • Cylinders: 12
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: INJECTION
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 48
  • Stroke: 79.5
  • Valve gear: QUAD CAM
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 21.9
  • EC Extra Urban: 31
  • EC Urban: 14.5
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: V12 [552]
  • Coin Series: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 10
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 552
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 6.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.4
  • BHP: 552
  • Engine Power KW: 411
  • Engine Power RPM: 6650
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 465
  • Engine Torque MKG: 64
  • Engine Torque NM: 630
  • Engine Torque RPM: 5500
  • PS: Data Not Available
  • Top Speed: 203
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/40 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear: 295/35 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 10 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1360
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5019
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.46
  • Wheelbase: 2989
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1929
  • Width (including mirrors): 2140
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: N
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 90.5
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2410
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1990
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 345

Reviews

Aston Martin Rapide S Saloon RAPIDE RESPONSE (58/100)

The Aston Martin Rapide S gves brand loyalists four doors and enviable style. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Aston Martin Rapide S is powered by a fantastic 6.0-litre V12 powerplant and backs that up with the fitment of a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, carefully tuned suspension, big brakes and smart electronics. The result is a Grand Tourer par excellence - and one that allows you to bring a couple of rear-seated adults along for the ride.

Background

Aston Martin's top brass, if they were allowed a moment of unfiltered candour, would probably admit they got the original Rapide wrong. Upon launch, the company claimed that it was a luxury limousine with sporting ability when required, but the truth of the matter was that there's just not enough space in the back seats for this car to measure up against luxury saloons. It was a sports car trying to be something it wasn't. And in this division, a sports car - whether it has two doors or four - needs proper power and presence. Aston better delivered with the restyled Rapide S in 2013 and the company subsequently went much further. With a whole host of engineering upgrades applied since the 'S' was originally launched, this model has really found its stride. It's still small in the back, but now punches above its weight in other dynamic regards.

Driving Experience

The 2013 update that turned Rapide into Rapide S wrung another 81PS out of the 5935cc V12, lifting peak power to 558PS at 5,750rpm. That endowed the big Aston the sort of pace to mix it with the real powerhouses of the division and more recent changes harness that power more effectively. In has come ZF's eight speed 8HP automatic gearbox, widely regarded as the best automatic transmission money can buy. Gearbox software changes make for a truly comprehensive selection of available driving features such as 'Drive' and 'Drive Sport' modes along with 'Paddle Shift' and 'Paddle Shift Sport' options for more engaging, sporting, shift control. The Rapide S also gets the latest Bosch Engine Management System, while a revised torque tube reduces transmission noise. The stability control has been retuned to suit the power deployment of the gearbox and the steering ECU has been tweaked to result in a more precise steering response. There are also uprated front brakes, a retuned brake booster and amended rear suspension bushes that are now 20 per cent stiffer than before. The Rapide S is still a serious performer, getting to 62mph in 4.4 seconds and it'll keep going to a breathtaking 203mph.

Design and Build

The Rapide S is an undeniably handsome thing and the current has benefitted from various detail changes that have kept it looking fresh. Outside there's a ten-spoke forged alloy wheel design, available in a variety of finishes, that saves almost seven kilos in weight. There are also various paint colour options including Diavalo Red, a shade once limited to the showstopping V12 Zagato. Inside, the cars get a seris of desirable leather trim colour options including the blue-black Dark Knight, and bold Fandango Pink. There's also the option of a Duotone leather seat finish in Sahara Tan and Vibrant Red, as well as a range of headlining options that mix quilting with the finest leathers or Alcantara. One thing that hasn't significantly changed is the amount of space inside the car. A six footer sitting behind another will have trouble slotting in without sitting splay-kneed. Additional practicality is delivered by the two rear seats that fold flat at the touch of a button.

Market and Model

It's hard to know where to begin with the equipment included with the Rapide S. Clearly you'd be within your rights to expect a decent amount of gear when paying this much (around £150,000) but there really is a lot to take in. As standard the car's finished with the usual leather chairs and walnut fascia trim, parking sensors, cruise control, memory seats and powerfold door mirrors. Then it gets interesting. The Bang and Olufsen 1000W stereo isn't going to leave you wanting. There's iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in, a tracking device, satellite navigation, a boot-mounted umbrella and a glass key to start the car. Options include diamond-turned 20-inch alloys, the carbon exterior and piano black interior packages, semi-aniline leather upholstery, a twin-screen rear seat entertainment pack, a colour-keyed steering wheel and alternative brake calliper paint finishes. With a few options added, it's likely that most cars will roll out of dealerships costing in the region of £160,000 - £170,000 which stacks up competitively against the likes of the Ferrari GTC4 and the Bentley Continental GT.

Cost of Ownership

By any objective measure the Aston Martin Rapide is extremely expensive to run. It's hard to know just where to start when cataloguing the costs. Depreciation is the big ticket item and at the moment there aren't any big four-seater cars that hold onto their value particularly well so that's no particular slur on the Aston. Nevertheless, you can expect your new Aston Martin to drop around £65k in value over 24 months of ownership. Fuel economy has improved with the fitment of the ZF transmission. Fuel economy rises from a faintly embarrassing 19.9mpg on the combined cycle to a more respectable 21.9mpg. Emissions improve in turn, with carbon dioxide output dropping from 332g/km to a round 300g/km. Insurance is a top of the shop group 50.

Summary

Some might argue that Aston Martin has spent a lot of money in recent years improving the one part of the Rapide S that few had any real complaints about, namely the dynamics. That's as maybe, but so good is the ZF eight-speed transmission that it would be an asset to virtually any car and it has the allied benefit of improving fuel economy and therefore range, a handy commodity in any car with grand touring pretensions. Most of all this signals a tacit admission on Aston Martins part that the Rapide model needed to change its focus. It's not a natural rival for the big supersaloons. The basic architecture of the vehicle means it's too small in the back for that. Instead, it's now being positioned as a sports coupe with occasional rear seat versatility. It's taken a long time to wriggle into that niche, but in the current Rapide S guise, it looks a car that's a good deal more comfortable in its own skin.

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