Posted Apr 21st 2011 5:44AM
Aston Martin Rapide, one of the most anticipated cars in 2009, was unveiled at the 63rd IAA. The elegant Aston Martin Rapide, functional and luxurious, offering space for four adults, combined with an engaging driving experience synonymous with all Aston Martin.
The area behind the Aston Martin Rapide was cleverly packaged to create a space where passengers feel part of the driving experience with an unobstructed view to the front and sides.
At the heart of every Aston Martin is a dream engine provides effortless power and torque: Aston Martin Rapide features hand – built 6.0 – liter V12 engine 470 hp (477 kW PS/350) peak power was subjected to 6000 rpm min and 600 Nm (443 lbft) to the maximum torque is 5000 rpm.
Aston Martin Rapide provides pure light of experience Aston Martin, a car that combines the daily practice of elegant shape and great power. The first deliveries of the Aston Martin Rapide will be launched in early 2010 and will be available worldwide through Aston Martin 125 – strong dealer network.
The world’s most elegant four – door Sports Car
* The most elegant four – door sports car in the world
* It can fit four adults in comfort and luxury
* The reference levels of driver involvement and refinement
* Spacious and create a truly multi – functional Aston Martin sports car
Gaydon, Warwickshire 15th September 2009. Aston Martin will unveil one of the most anticipated cars in 2009 at the 63rd IAA. The Quick elegant, functional and luxurious, offering space for four adults, combined with an engaging driving experience synonymous with all Aston Martin.
As the first brand of sports car production four – door Rapide encapsulates the core values ??of power, beauty and soul, four – door “swan wing” to facilitate access to appreciate sports seats front and rear view with sufficient housing . A 301 liters of luggage compartment offers ample space for the effects of four passengers, or sports bags, motorcycle games, the creation of an Aston Martin that can be appreciated for any occasion, anytime, anywhere.
Rapid Environmental rear were intelligently packaged to create a space where passengers feel a part of the driving experience with an unobstructed view to the front and sides. Comfort and support comes in the form of two hands filled with individual seats and meet individual heating and air conditioning level. Helping the practical aspects of daily use, fitted with a boot on a movable partition to allow access to the cabin, while the rear seats fold flat with the push of a button to create a space for loading flat to increase luggage space from 301 liters to 750 liters.
At the heart of every Aston Martin is a dream engine provides effortless power and torque: Rapide features hand – built 6.0 – liter V12 engine 470 hp (477 hp/350 kW) and peak power is delivered 6000 rpm and 600 Nm (443 lbft) to the maximum torque is 5000 rpm. In particular, tuned to a six – speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission as standard, allowing the driver to change gears manually or automatically magnesium steering wheel paddles.
Introduced in 2006 in the form of the concept to the Detroit Auto Show, the Rapide project immediately gained the green light for new members of Aston Martin in mid – 2007 after the sale of Mark Ford Motor Company. In just over two years, the Aston Martin design and engineering team has given a new car from scratch. Rapide has developed a “V/H Architecture” forum, which is already the backbone of the acclaimed Aston Martin line – up: DBS, DB9 and the Vantage range.
CEO Dr Ulrich Bez, said: “Fast is the culmination of Aston Martin sports car, a car that seals the revival of genuine admiration brand There is currently an Aston Martin for all. Taste and every use.
“Quickly, the whole family can enjoy their Aston Martin in unison, in a comfortable and stimulating, seated, with great visibility from all seats and new levels of comfort, elegance and entertainment.”
Design Director, Marek Reichman, who led the design team that wrote the Express, said: “As a racehorse yet, you can see its power and elegance, the shape of the rear hips fast muscle is the power transmission resides in its low position while producing a powerful image.
“There’s a real sense of proportion with this car, which is like a tailor, the new dual – screen gives more presence on the road while fireworks iconic signature was later extended to the back door to improve your hand proportions in a subtle but elegant. the purity of the car makes it look good from all angles. “ The first deliveries quickly began in early 2010 and is available all over the world, Aston Martin 125 strong distribution network. Price was confirmed by the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Exterior and interior
As regards its external appearance, Rapide has remained more or less true for the concept version in 2006, told the Detroit Auto Show. This is a new mix of polished upper and lower grille, new headlamps and unique target Bi – Xenon headlights, side strakes box side marker lights, side window with no columns, and a standard style, a unique 20 “wheels .
Can decorate the dashboard and controls are ergonomically designed to provide the pilot with all necessary information. New design of the front seat, as well as heating and air conditioning rear is controlled by a knob located between the front seats is also present in the model.
The animation is handled by two LCD screens integrated into the rear of the front seat, one to six multi – DVD changer and integrated into the Hall of boots and a standard audio Bang & Olufsen system Besound Fast.
Aston Martin Rapide is powered by a hand – made 6.0 – liter V12 that delivers a total of 470 HP and 443 pounds – feet of peak torque at 5000 rpm. The engine is mated to a specially – tuned six – speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission and sprint car from 0 to 60 km/h in 5.0 seconds on its way to a top speed of 188 mph.
Rear center position “Touchtronic 2 ‘six – speed gearbox with electronic shift control tube – by – wire system with torque alloy carbon fiber propeller shaft Limited – slip differential 3,46:1 final drive ratio.
Dual independent front fork contains anti – dive geometry, coil springs, anti – roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers rear support for the independent double – wishbone coil anti – squat and anti – lift geometry, springs, anti – roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers with Adaptive Damping System (ADS).