Aston Martin Rapide is similar to their previous model DB9 with extra set of doors. The all new Aston Martin Rapide brings up the 4-door sedan type of car to the exotic car world. Rapide is equipped with a 6.0 liter V12 engine which produces a maximum power of 470 bhp and a top speed of 180 mph. Rapide reaches 0-60 mph in less than 5 secs. The Rapide’s standard features include leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, navigation system, wireless cell-phone link, and 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system.
The safety features of the car are as usual smilar to other Aston Martin’s which include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags, and front-side airbags. The optional features of Rapide include: dual screen DVD entertainment with wireless headsets if someone at back seats get bored, cooled front and rear seats, distinct wheels and trim. From the driver’s perspective Rapide gives almost same experience as the DB9. It feels like rather an exotic sports car than a luxury sedan. Aston Martin Rapide turns every journey into an event. In US the price tag is $199,950. Rapide is not as sportier as Porsche Panamera in its class but its looks are far better compared to Panamera.