...Bred to tackle even the thinnest of hairpin turns in less-than-ideal conditions, this entirely rear-wheel-drive line also comes equipped with bi-xenon headlights, limited-slip differential, stability and traction control, front side airbags, 4 side curtain airbags and brake assist working together with a precision-tuned engine and 6-speed auto-manual transmission to deliver a zip-to-60 time of 5 seconds and a 60-to-zip stopping distance of just 107 feet.The Rapide Luxury edition doubles down with different wheels, ventilated front and rear seats, backup glass-trimmed key fob, glass...
...Safety: The Rapide comes standard with antilock disc brakes, brake assist, stability and traction control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. Front and rear parking sensors are also included. Interior Design and Special Features: It's difficult to find a surface inside the 2011 Aston Martin Rapide that's not covered in soft leather, while wood, alloy trim and even sapphire crystal fill in the blanks. Easily deciphered buttons combine with a central LCD screen to create a more user-friendly and better-looking interface than in past Astons. Still, the navigation system is one of the...
...Interior features include: Standard navigation system Standard Bang & Olufsen sound system Optional rear-seat entertainment (included with Luxe Package) Optional cooled seats (included with Luxe Package) Under the Hood A 470-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine drives the Rapide's rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. A Sport mode makes the transmission more responsive, and it can also be operated manually using magnesium shift paddles on the steering column. Aston estimates the zero-to-60 mph time at 5 seconds and the top speed at 188 mph. Other features include an adaptive...
...Interior features include: Standard Bang & Olufsen stereo Memory seats Automatic air conditioning Cruise control Under the Hood A 470-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine drives the Rapide's rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. A Sport mode makes the automatic more responsive, and the transmission can also be operated manually using magnesium shift paddles on the steering column. Aston claims the zero-to-60 mph sprint takes 5 seconds, and the car's top speed is 188 mph. Other features include an adaptive suspension that varies firmness based on conditions. The four-wheel-disc...
...That's truly sports car territory. Interior Design and Special Features: It's difficult to find a surface inside the 2012 Aston Martin Rapide that's not covered in velvety-soft impeccably stitched leather while wood, bamboo, piano-black or alloy trim (and even sapphire crystals) fill in the blanks. Regardless of surface or finish, all the materials are true to their nature and authentic. The gauges are equally eye-catching and some may find it charming to have the dial indicators for the speedometer and tachometer rotating in opposite directions (the tach spins counterclockwise), but it's...
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