The Power of Luxury

"At the heart of any great sports car is a great engine, none more so than the Aston Martin V12."

Ian Minards
Director of Product Development


Rapide S is the most powerful four-door Aston Martin ever produced. We combined breakthrough technology with our advanced engineering to create an all new engine, the Gen 4 AM11 Rapide, the most advanced engine in our history. Technology from the race track delivers unprecedented performance figures; 620Nm of torque, a 0-60 mph time of just 4.7 secs and 558 PS of power, a staggering 17% increase on our previous model.

AM11 is the power behind the luxury.


With 620Nm of peak torque, a 20Nm increase on our previous model, Rapide S always performs, all of the time.

Look at the detail and the numbers are even more impressive; 40Nm more torque between idle and 4000rpm, 50Nm more at 2500rpm. The Rapide S AM11 engine delivers incredible improvements at low engine speed plus exceptional power at higher rpm.


Full Specification




• Four-door sports car with four seats
• Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
• Aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body
• Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
• Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
• Clear LED rear lamps


• Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
• Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre prop shaft
• Limited-slip differential
• Final drive ratio 3.46:1


• Front: dual cast discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
• Rear: dual cast discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
• Grey painted Brake Calipers
• Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
• Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
• Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
• Traction Control

Wheels & Tyres

• 20-inch 20-spoke silver painted alloy wheels
• Front wheel: 8.5J x 20-inch
• Rear wheel: 11J x 20-inch
• Front tyre: Bridgestone S0001 245/40ZR20
• Rear tyre: Bridgestone S0001 295/35ZR20
• Tyre repair kit

Standard Equipment

• Full-grain leather interior
• Walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround
• Leather sports steering wheel
• Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags
• Memory seats & exterior mirrors (three positions)
• Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags
• Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
• Heated front seats (sports seats only)
• Heated rear screen
• Automatic temperature control
• Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
• Trip computer
• Cruise control
• Bluetooth® telephone preparation
• Satellite navigation
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only)
• Satellite radio system (USA only)
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Tyre pressure monitoring system
• Alarm and immobiliser
• Remote-control central door locking and boot release
• Glass ECU
• Tracking device (UK only)
• LED map-reading lights
• Boot-mounted umbrella
• Lamy pen and pen holder
• 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology
• Integrated Apple iPod®,4 connector
• USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
• 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket


• All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 5,935cc, V12
• Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
• Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
• Max power: 558 PS (550 bhp) at 6,750 rpm
• Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm
• Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds
• Max speed: predicted 306 km/h (190 mph)


• Length: 5020mm
• Width: 2140mm
• Height: 1350mm
• Wheelbase: 2989mm
• Fuel Capacity: 90.5ltrs (19.9 Imp.galls, 23.9 US galls)
• Weight: 1990kg


• Three Stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
• Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
• Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers


• Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
• Column tilt and reach adjustment

Optional Equipment

• 20-inch multi-spoke alloy gloss black painted wheels with diamond turned finish
• 20-inch ten-spoke alloy silver painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
• 20-inch ten-spoke alloy black painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
• 20-inch 20-spoke polished alloy wheels
• Magnum Silver rear lamp infills
• Model badge
• Protective tape
• Carbon Exterior Pack
• Optional facia trims - Piano Black, bamboo, tamo ash, mahogany
• Piano Black Pack
• Matching wood door trim
• Personalised sill plaques
• Semi-aniline leather
• Black and red perforated duotone leather
• Colour-keyed steering wheel
• Embroidered Rapide S seat logo
• Carbon Interior Pack
• Twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system with six-disc DVD player, auxiliary input, wireless headphones and remote control
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener
• Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
• Ventilated front and rear seats
• Smoker’s pack (ashtray and cigar lighter)
• Second glass key
• Tracking device (UK category five)
• First-aid kit


An Engineering Benchmark

Rapide S features an all new design and an all new AM11 engine. That's not all, the most powerful and luxurious Rapide in history has seen us develop our world-renonwed VH architecture even further.

Constructed from lightweight aluminium and bonded with sophisticated epoxy resin, Rapide S utilises the latest iteration of Aston Martin's unique engineering philosophy. Adapted and improved for the original Rapide, Rapide S sees a further evolution. By combining many of the technical innovations developed in our Ultimate GT, Vanquish, we've delivered a sports car architecture of unrivalled stability and rigidity.

Our exterior design always works in tandem with our structural engineering. Aerodynamic improvements produced by an all-new carbon fibre splitter and rear diffuser combine with the lighter structure of Rapide S. From a sophisticated core to a beautiful skin, Rapide S is seamless in design and structure.

With an increase in power and peak torque, we also improved the weight distribution of Rapide S to make this the most agile four-door car we’ve ever made. Innovative solutions were designed from scratch. The engine placement is lowered by 19mm, as is the under body structure and cross brace assembly. Both factors in creating a centre of gravity closer to the road, improving handling. With a kerb weight of just 1990kg and a weight distribution of 48:52, Rapide S handles the increased power of the new AM11 engine with world-class dynamics.


Technologically Advanced

Industry-leading technology means a comprehensive range of Rapide S safety solutions. Seat belt engineering includes dual pre-tensioning and load limiting technology for all four passengers, in addition to eight airbags. A structure of advanced bonded aluminium effectively manages crash loads, as does a new front bumper beams and fixation design meeting EU1 Lower Leg Compliance legislation.

Engineered to Excel & Adapt

Rapide S is the first Rapide to include our hi-tech Gen4 Adaptive Damping. Allowing the driver to choose between three modes; ‘Normal’ ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’, each delivering a unique driving experience. Controlled at the push of a real glass button, feedback is instant and the changes immediate, meaning Rapide S can move effortlessly from luxurious GT to assertive sporting performance. A four-door car adaptable for the track? It’s Rapide S.

Perfectly Pitched

Four adults travelling in comfort want four distinct experiences. The sound of the AM11 engine is balanced precisely with the exquisite quality of the Bang & Olufsen Beosound system to ensure the driver gets a blend of exterior and interior sound. We don’t forget those in the rear. Optional rear seat entertainment includes a six-disc DVD player. Designed by our sound engineers to balance the DVD audio with the inherent sound of Rapide S. Whatever seat you’re in, Rapide S delivers a pitch perfect audio experience.