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Aston Martin Rapide

Fresh Styling, More Power And New Confidence Three years ago, almost to the day, we slid behind the wheel of the all-new Aston Martin Rapide for the very first time. After unabashedly calling it "the world's best-looking four-door sedan" – a statement that is as accurate today as it…

- Reviewed by Michael Harley

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2013 Aston Martin Rapide - 4dr Sedan (Base)
4dr Sedan (Base)
MSRP:
$207,895
Engine:
6.0L V-12
MPG:
13 City / 19 HWY
2013 Aston Martin Rapide - 4dr Sedan (Luxe)
4dr Sedan (Luxe)
MSRP:
$226,850
Engine:
6.0L V-12
MPG:
13 City / 19 HWY
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Aston Martin is keeping things fresh with the introduction of the DB9 GT at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now boasting 540 horsepower from its 6.0-liter V12, the model is meant to be the best DB9 yet. Meanwhile, the Rapide S and V8 Vantage also receive small updates for the 2016 model year.
Aston Martin to replace Rapide with DBX crossover, Lagonda sedan

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Electric Aston Martin Rapide could be on the way

CEO Andy Palmer Says To Look For It In 2-3 Years

Aston Martin's new CEO Andy Palmer tells the Wall Street Journal that the company is closely examining the prospect of an electric version of its Rapide sedan in partnership from an undisclosed Silicon Valley outfit.

For Sale

2015 Aston Martin Rapide S
$165,985 / 6,050 miles / VA
2014 Aston Martin Rapide S
$149,000 / 997 miles / VA
2015 Aston Martin Rapide S
$216,906 / 32 miles / VA
Tesla Model S squares off against Aston Martin Rapide S

Can the Tesla Model S electric motor's 443 pound-feet of torque from zero rpm and equivalent of 416 horsepower trump the Aston Martin Rapide S V12's 457 lb-ft from 5500 rpm and 550 hp? Autocar attempts to answer that question by drag racing them - which only leads us to ask more questions. Which is the fastest around a race track? Is the Tesla's relatively low top speed of 130 miles per hour (the Rapide S can reach 190 mph) forgivable in light of its astounding torque? Does that even matter?
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2014 Aston Martin Rapide S [w/video]
The redesigned 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S has more power and refinement than ever before, but is it enough to beat Bentley's new four-door?
Aston Martin recalling majority of cars built since late 2007 over counterfeit Chinese parts

Back in June 2013, Aston Martin recalled just under 700 vehicles over faulty throttle arms that could break without warning. Bad news, for sure – and things just got a whole lot worse. According to Reuters, the British luxury brand now needs to recall 17,590 vehicles due to counterfeit plastic materials being used by a Chinese sub-supplier – that's roughly 75 percent of the company's output over the same period.
Aston Martin recalling 689 vehicles over faulty throttle arms

There have been quite a few recalls to report lately, but as proof that no automaker is immune from the bug, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall that affects almost the entire 2012-13 Aston Martin lineup of vehicles. A total of 689 DB9, Rapide, Virage, V8 Vantage and V12 Vantage models built between May 2012 and April 2013 are being recalled due to an issue with the throttle pedal arm that could cause it to break without warning. Only 498 recalled vehicles a