2014 ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE S: Considered by many automotive aficionados as the world’s most elegant four-door sports car, the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S is in the Comcast Business Garage at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The Rapide S is a stunning evolution of the brand’s unmistakable design language and performance legacy. All four doors use Aston Martin’s trademark ‘swan wing’ mechanism, rising up and out at 12 degrees. A new rear deck profile enhances aerodynamics and up front, a new full-face aluminum grille honed as a single piece by hand creates a striking front profile. Driven by one but enjoyed by four, the Rapide S has space for four adults to be transported in a luxurious environment with the highest levels of refinement. Rapide S introduces the all-new Rapide Gen 4 AM11 engine, the most technologically advance, most powerful Rapide engine ever. This race-proven 6.0-liter V-12 engine produces 550 horsepower to the rear-wheels. With ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system, adaptive damping and lightweight dual-cast brakes, the Rapide’s handling is taut, predictable and pliant. The Rapide S sprints from 0-to-62 mph in 4.7 seconds and clocks a maximum speed at 190mph. There is no question that the Rapide S is a milestone model for Aston Martin, bringing the company’s values to a whole new audience. MSRP: $198,250.
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