Aston Martin Rapide Luxe – Photos, Features, Price

2011 Aston Martin Rapide Luxe Aston Martin Rapide Luxe   Photos, Features, Price

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aston martin rapide 100329898 m Aston Martin Rapide Luxe   Photos, Features, Price

The British company Aston Martin is now introducing a luxurious incarnation of the four-seater, named Rapide Luxe model. The new trim essentially adds more functional features, a greater choice of paint and leather finishes as standard, and special bespoke accessories.

The new model will be offered with 20” 20-spoke alloy road wheels with a polished finish, full grain leather interior with a choice of colors from the Fast Track or Contemporary ranges, and a luxury entertainment set for rear passengers. This entertainment set includes a 6-disc DVD player, auxiliary input, wireless headphones, and a remote control. Oh, and, of course, unique Rapide Luxe sill plaques.

Aston Martin Rapide Luxe has some of extras includes: the additional paint choices of Quantum Silver and Concours Blue, a custom leather luggage set designed to match the color of the car’s interior trim, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system to silence even the most annoying of backseat drivers and screaming children. There’s also special switchgear and keyfobs made from glass.

The all new  Rapide Luxe also comes with a Rear Seat Enterntainment, or RSE, system that uses two 6.5 inch LCD screens integrated in the front seat headrests. The RSE system includes a six-DVD changer, a custom Bang and Olufsen BeoSound audio system and a set of wireless headphones.



Four door body style with 4 individual 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
LED rear lamps and side repeaters


All alloy quad overhead cam 48 valve 5935cc V12
Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
Compression ratio 10.9:1

Max Power 350 kW (470 bhp / 477 PS) at 6000 rpm
Max Torque 600 Nm (443 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
Acceleration 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds; 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds
Max Speed 184 mph (296 km/h)


Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
Limited slip differential
Final Drive Ratio 3.46:1


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

Wheels & Tyres

20” alloy wheels
Front Bridgestone Potenza 245/40 R20
Rear Bridgestone Potenza 295/35 R20


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, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
Adaptive Damping System (ADS)


Front Dual cast brake discs 390mm diameter with six piston calipers
Rear Dual cast brake discs 360mm diameter with four piston calipers
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Traction Control
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Positive Torque Control (PTC)
Electronic Park Brake (EPB)


Length 5019 mm (197.6”)
Width (including mirrors) 2140 mm (84.3”)
Height 1360 mm (53.5”)
Wheelbase 2989 mm (117.7”)
Fuel Capacity 90.5 litres
Kerb Weight 1950 kg (target) (4299 lb)


Full grain leather interior
Walnut facia trim
Iridium Silver centre console outer finish and Graphite inner finish
Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror (excluding USA and Canada)
Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) *1
Electrically operated front seats
Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)
Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
Front occupant side airbags
Head protection airbags for front and rear occupants
Heated front and rear seats
Heated rear screen
Automatic front and rear temperature control
Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
LED map lamps and ambient lighting
Trip computer
Cruise control
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation system *1,2
Bluetooth telephone preparation *1
Satellite radio system (USA only)
Powerfold exterior mirrors
Front and rear parking sensors
Tyre pressure monitoring *1
Alarm and immobiliser
Remote-control central door locking and boot release
Tracking device (UK only) *3

In Car Entertainment

1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology
Integrated Apple iPod® connector *4
USB connector with Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MP3 audio file compatibility
3.5 mm auxiliary input socket

Photo Gallery

Aston Martin Rapide Luxe model released the starting price at $197,850.

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