The Power of Luxury
An All-new Design
We knew creating Rapide S would be a challenge. We wanted improvements in styling, performance and customer personalisation, but we didn't start with our previous model, we went back to the beginning.
This process delivered a Rapide S that is more assertive than ever before. Our engineers delivered where our designers demanded, meaning the Rapide S is unbelievably pure compared to our original design.
Rapide S – More Power, More Beauty, Same Soul
WE DELIVERED, AGAIN
In 2010 Rapide evolved our unmistakable design language to worldwide acclaim. We achieved where so many had failed and created a truly beautiful four-door sports car. Rapide S goes further with an all-new design of poise, power and luxury.
We created the world’s most beautiful four-door sports car, again.
* Transparent roof for illustration purposes only.
The ‘Golden Ratio’ sits at the heart of every Aston Martin. Balanced from any angle, each exterior line of Rapide S works in concert and every proportion is precisely measured to create a lithe, pure form. Our engineering follows the same principle. A near perfect weight distribution ensures Rapide S is balanced in form and balanced in function.
HONED FOR PERFORMANCE
Designed for grace and poise, Rapide S is also designed for dynamic performance. With a new bonnet structure and seven new body panels the all new AM29 V12 engine sits 19 mm lower in the chassis. An aerodynamic profile, enhanced by the new rear 'flip', smooths exterior airflow to improve efficiency and performance. Comfortable as a luxurious GT or a nimble sports car, you instantly realise Rapide S is designed to be driven.
The ‘Golden Ratio’ defines the form and luxury defines the detail. A new exterior pack adds carbon fibre to six surfaces, including the centre section of the new front splitter, all formed and fitted by hand. A jewel-like side-strake, machined from aluminium, sculpts the side of the car, whilst each bonnet louvre is cast individually from high-density zinc. Rapide S takes our exquisite exterior detailing to new heights of finesse.
The Aston Martin grille is world-renowned, instantly recognised and instantly respected. Rapide S goes further, we designed an assertive new full-face grille as a bold reimagining of our time honoured design cue. Machined by hand from aluminium, this imposing grille gives Rapide S an inimitable front profile. But we didn’t stop there, our engineers ensured that this new grille doesn’t only look stunning, it’s also the largest production grille in the world to meet pedestrian protection requirements.
New optional lightweight forged alloy wheels are unique to the 2015 Rapide S. This new directional design adds movement to the cars' side profile, giving Rapide S a dynamic form even when at rest.
Available in Satin Champagne or Graphite both with an exquisite diamond-turned finish these new wheel designs complement the existing range of designs, colours and finishes currently available.
Rapide S uses more leather than any other Aston Martin in history. Thousands of unique colour combinations and a wide range of finishes make each Rapide S bespoke to its owner.
Our world-leading design team created a new interior finish unique to Rapide S. This distinctive new perforated Sahara Tan and Red 'duotone' leather features a tan top surface with a subtle red undertone and complements the Black & Red and Black & White duotone leathers also available.
2015 sees an all-new diamond quilting design makes its Rapide S debut. Carefully designed for comfort, visual dynamism and luxury, diamond quilting is available on both seats and headlining.
With an additional all-new headlining configuration allowing over 100,000 variations of leather, diamond quilted leather, perforated leather and alcantara across our colour range the 2015 Rapide S takes luxury materials and detailing to new heights.
An interior of exceptional quality means travelling in Rapide S is to travel in pure comfort. It’s a cabin clothed in the finest materials. Swathes of Bridge of Weir leather work in harmony with wood and carbon fibre detailing to create an environment where every detail has been specifically designed for luxury. Two interior styling packs, Piano Black and Ice Mocha offer definitive finishes to complement the largest range of leather colours ever available.
Exclusive in design, enticing in experience, Rapide S – the power of luxury.
Q by Aston Martin is our unique personalisation service, for an Aston Martin that truly reflects you. Taking you on a journey of inspiration through the world of art, design and craft, to distant lands or favourite places, soaking up the character of objects, materials, colours, and textures - translating them all into key elements of your own car. We are only bound by the limits of imagination.
View two recent examples of Rapide S 'Q by Aston Martin' creations below.
This Rapide S is finished in a rich, lustrous xyrallic-effect burgundy paint called Divine Red.
The interior is trimmed with an Espresso-coloured leather with a metallic finish. There is also new wood veneer on the upper facia and door inserts, unique to Q by Aston Martin, that comprises a duotone soft striped veneer with a metallic pinstripe which reflects the opulent headliner, trimmed in the finest worsted wool suiting cloth featuring pinstripes of nothing platinum and 24-carat gold. The exquisite design from Scabal is woven in first-rate Super 150’s merino wool.
Featuring a classic theme, this Rapide S evokes
the style and patina of historic Aston Martins
with a contemporary luxury twist.
brilliant finish of the ceramic ball polished wheels
to the subtle hues of the Hardly Green exterior
paint, to the combination of Carbon-Fibre interior
trim and a specially woven seat leather, the car
epitomises grace and elegance. Copper thread
woven into the Carbon-Fibre facia and door
inserts and Rose Gold rotary controls add striking
details to catch the eye and enhance the classic
elegance of the interior.