2011 Aston Martin Rapide Sedan
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All new for 2011, the Aston Martin Rapide is a five-door, high-performance, sports sedan powered by a 5.9-liter V12 engine that produces 470 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, for a 0-60 time under 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph. The Rapide features rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 13 mpg city and 19 mpg highway, for a combined 15 mpg. Front/rear independent double wishbone suspension grants the Rapide a precise and smooth ride. Features include 20-inch wheels, full-grain leather interior, heated seats, satellite radio, front parking sensors, rear parking sensors, boot-mounted umbrella, Dolby� audio system, six-CD changer, iPod� connectivity, hands-free phone capability, hard disk drive, and satellite navigation. Safety is comprised of side airbags, dual-stage front airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, emergency brake assist, electronic brake distribution, anti-lock braking system, and dynamic stability control. The Rapide is backed by a 3-year/unlimited mile warranty.
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Aston Martin Rapide Sedan
The Rapide is a versatile car: the powerful engine and performance handling make it a sports car; the four seats and flexible cargo space make it a practical car; and the refined interior and advanced technology make it a luxury car. It's also a largely hand-built car from a legendary English auto company, which means a starting price tag near $200,000.
What's new for 2011?
The Rapide is the first production 4-door sports car from the British automaker. All four doors use Aston's 'swan wing' configuration, meaning they slightly open up and out to make entry and exit easy for all occupants. The trunk is large enough to accommodate the belongings of all those passengers -- including skis. Aston Martin didn't sacrifice its sporting heritage in building a sedan. The Rapide has the same hand-built V12 engine found in the Vantage and DB9, and it makes 447 hp. The Rapide is capable of reaching 60 mph in about 5 seconds -- not bad for a 4-door!
- Four doors
- Aston Martin performance and handling
- exceedingly luxurious interior
While design and luxury are important parts of every Aston Martin, it really starts with the engine. The Rapide has a front-mounted 6.0-liter V12 capable of 477 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque mated to a Touchtronic 6-speed shift-by-wire automatic with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. It's capable of a top speed of 188 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds.