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2014 Aston Martin Rapide S [w/video]

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 was in 2010 – we piloted the Aston Martin on a meandering route from Miami to our final destination in Palm Beach. Our conclusion, at the end of a very long day, was that British automaker had built a peerless sedan cleverly disguised as a coupe, and it offered more accommodation and... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.9L V12
Power:
550 HP / 457 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$199,950
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    Geneva: Bertone Jet 2+2 is a family-style Aston Martin Rapide
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    Leave it to Bertone to take a stab at improving the look of the Aston Martin Rapide. The coachbuilder may have done just that with its Jet 2+2 shooting brake unveiled here at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Using the sexy Aston four-door as a basis, the coachbuilder worked the Aston's rear quarters and lifted the roof into a proper hatch, resulting in a ...

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    Geneva: Aston Martin enhances Rapide with new S model
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    We've never really thought of the Aston Martin Rapide as being an old car in need of an update, but since the gorgeous sedan has, in fact, been around since 2010, we suppose a tidy freshening is in order. Here at the Geneva Motor Show, Aston is showing off the new Rapide S, which adds minor styling tweaks and a bit more oomph to the rakish four-door ...

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    Report: Bertone bringing one-off Aston Martin Rapide shooting brake to Geneva
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    Way back in 2004 Bertone created a one-off concept called the Bertone Jet 2, a shooting brake based on the Aston Martin Vanquish. For this year's Geneva Motor Show the Italian styling house is doing it again, but this time it has used the Rapide to create the Jet 2+2. Employing a model whose lines were more readily made for shooting brake adaptation has ...

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    Spy Shots: Aston Martin Rapide S spotted testing
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    In May 2011 our spy photographers caught this Aston Martin lapping the Nürburgring. Supposition at the time was that it is a faster, more powerful Rapide S that would offer up to 50 more horsepower under the hood and a tweaked grille and bumper so that you could pick it out of the line-up. The rumor remains the same, and the more powerful V12 engine ...

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    Report: 2011 World Car Awards: How close it was
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    On Thursday the 21st of April, the seventh annual World Car Awards were given out in a ceremony at the New York International Auto Show that was duly covered by Autoblog. Full disclosure: I, Matt Davis, European Editor of this online obsession Autoblog, am both a co-founder and co-chair of the World Car Awards, and I intend to shamelessly soapbox herein ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year, Volt wins World Green COTY
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    Big congratulations go to the 2011 Nissan Leaf this morning, as it has just been named the 2011 World Car of the Year. The Leaf garnered more votes than the 2011 Audi A8 and 2011 BMW 5 Series, the other two finalists for the World Car title. In 2010, the Volkswagen Polo took home this award. The Leaf was not the only super-efficient car to be awarded ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year
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    Big congratulations go to the 2011 Nissan Leaf this morning, as it has just been named the 2011 World Car of the Year. The Leaf garnered more votes than the 2011 Audi A8 and 2011 BMW 5 Series, the other two finalists for the World Car title. In 2010, the Volkswagen Polo took home this award. The Leaf was not the only super-efficient car to be awarded ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #156
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    Editor Chris Paukert has apparently been bitten by the podcasting bug, and he once again joins Shunk and Roth for Episode #156 of the Autoblog Podcast. We dive right in to reminiscence about the recently finished Los Angeles Auto Show. Moving on from there, we talk about Audi's new A7 Sportback and its extreme gorgeousness, as well as the new A8 and all ...

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    Aston Martin Rapide shows off its pretty self on Facebook
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    First of all, does Aston Martin really need a Facebook page? Really? Is the brand actually helped by comments like this, "Aston Martins...the most sexy sports car ever manufactured;)sooo sexy even sexier in red!" We're guessing no. Then again, Aston's relentless pursuit of James Bond marketing hoopla (remember, in Fleming's books, 007 typically drove ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Aston Martin Rapide comes good - finally
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    Aston Martin doesn't have a great track record with four-doors. After acquiring Lagonda in 1948, the legendary David Brown took the DB4 – which bore his initials – and turned it into the Lagonda Rapide. Only 55 examples were ever made. A decade and a half later, the first name came back as the oddball Aston Martin Lagonda, of which just 645 ...

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    REPORT: Production Aston Martin Rapide to debut in Frankfurt
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    Unlike recent auto expos, the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show is going to have some fantastic jewelry on display -- the Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche's revised 911 Turbo, the MX-5 Superlight, the list goes on and on. Aston Martin has also confirmed that three years after the Rapide concept stole the show in Detroit, the production version will join the ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide 'Ring battle
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    To the 'Ring we go, and our companions today are -- in the apt words of World Car Fans -- "beauty and the beast." That would be the Aston Martin Rapide and the Porsche Panamera. We'll let you decide which one deserves which title. Follow the link and you'll find a large gallery of both cars in basic black, un-camo'ed and racing each other around the 'Ring ...

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    Aston Martin Rapide production goes to Austria
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Aston Martin RapideOne of the first decisions that David Richards and his partners made after buying Aston Martin from Ford last year was to produce the four-door Rapide. The platform architecture of the DB9 was designed to be easily stretched in both length and width, making derivatives like the Rapide and the DBS a ...

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    Aston Martin Rapide - more pics and info from Top Gear
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    Ah, the sweet deluge of auto info has begun as more news of L.A. and Detroit debuts begin to leak. We told you last night about Aston Martin’s intention to debut the Rapide, a four-door version of the DB9 using the same car’s V/H architecture, in Detroit. The V/H platform architecture consists of a glued and riveted aluminum tub with a ...

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