Rapide is one of Aston Martin's more affordable cars. It maintains the unique front, side and rear design typical of Aston Martin models. The 4 four swan wing doors are designed to open comfortably without sticking out in the street. Bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights are expertly fitted in with the car's streamlined design. The seats are electronically operated making it easy to adjust them. Memory based front seats adds to the comfort level provided by the premium level grain leather seats.

Rapide's V12 petrol engine has a capacity of 5935ccand generates 470bhp with 600Nm torque. The six speed automatic transmission distributes power effectively and gives a smooth acceleration. The electronic shift-by-wire control system also helps with enhanced transmission.

The car uses a Bang & Olufsen Beo Sound audio system. It supports all phones and music players. There is also an Apple connector for their products. The rear seats have an entertainment system with a DVD player and a wireless headset. Dual cast brakes with piston calipers on both the rear and front wheels provide sufficient stopping power. Dynamic Stability Control, Anti-lock braking system and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution helps handle the car better. It also has effective parking sensors.

Similar car are Bentley Mulsanne and Ferrari FF, but the main advantage of Aston Martin Rapide over them is better mileage.

There is only one variant of Aston Martin Rapide.

1. Aston Martin S Rapide

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
475.27 Lakhs Get on road price

Our Verdict

The Aston Martin Rapide takes its name from the Lagonda Rapide which was a saloon made by automaker Lagonda which Aston Martin took over. The Rapide is the first 4-door car made since 1989, when the then, Lagonda was discontinued. Based on its sibling, the Aston Martin DB9, the 4-door car makes a perfect accompaniment to OO7. As it is stylish, classy, refined and has the presence to be 007’s chosen vehicle. Devised and designed by the finest and from premium materials, the Rapide showcases a luxurious setting that offers an awe-inspiring, exhilarating driving experience and is definitely a practical, family car from Aston Martin.