A DB9 which someone held the button on the extrusion machine for too long. The result? A gorgeous five-metre long, four-door Aston Martin, which might add little in the way of real usable space in the rear, but takes up more space parked in Casino Square in Monte Carlo. Unquestionably elegant, the Rapide also possesses the power to match it. It’s now built in Britain which should give the range a fillip – spot these new improved Rapide S models from their Vanquish-style grille and generally more sporting and focused demeanour.
It has a V12 under the hood: even more exciting, it has an improved V12 in ‘S’ guise, nicked from the Vanquish and now producing 558bhp. It makes a truly wondrous noise and goes hard too. In 2015 Aston added ZF’s eight-speed auto, for shifts as smooth as the V12 itself.
The Rapide’s additional length does wonders for the ride comfort, while the steering is quick and clear. It’s very easy to forget that you’re driving something with a couple of seats behind you, which given they’ll rarely be occupied does make it seem a bit pointless.
The thing is it’s one of Aston’s best steering and most comfortable driving cars. The steering’s weighting is near perfect and clever adaptive dampers neatly balance comfort and control. Aston has basically given it a full makeover and concentrated round of honing, to make it better than before and thus a very appealing alternative to the usual four-door fare.
If this white Aston Martin Rapide S wasn’t enough already, this particular owner had it outfit with lightweight 22″ Brixton Forged VL4 Ultrasport+ . This wheel features a 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum face mounted to a Dymag full carbon fiber barrel using the highest quality Grade 5 titanium PVD coated assembly hardware and lime accents to compliment the body.
Project by: KBH
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- VehicleWhite Aston Martin Rapide S
- Wheel Style / Config.Brixton Forged VL4 Ultrasport+
- Wheel Finish Brushed Single Tint (Gloss)
- Wheel SizeFront: 22" / Rear: 22"
Tags: White Aston Rapide S, DBS, DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin, DB9, Rapide