2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Delivers 550-HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

As expected, Aston Martin has released photos of its all-new 2014 Rapide S model, revealing the facelifted sedan featuring a larger grille, different lower intake, and new front bumper.

With Aston’s sedan first making it to market in 2010, the Rapide S will replace the Rapide and is not an additional model in the lineup. It’ll be powered by a 5.9-liter V12 with 550 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque – an increase from the previous generation’s 470 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. That’ll be good enough to help it accelerate to 60 mph 0.4 seconds faster than the old Rapide.

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Upgrades to the Rapide S also include the British automaker’s Adaptive Damping System that is also found in the new Vanquish and DB9 models. In the rear, Aston Martin tweaked the spoiler design to help improve aerodynamics at high speeds.

The 2014 Rapide S will be heading to North American dealerships in mid-2013 and will have an estimated MSRP of around $200,000, although pricing is still unconfirmed.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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