Aston Martin reveals the Rapide Luxe Special Edition

2014-04-26 Read: 398x

Aston Martin has unveiled the all new Rapide Luxe Special Edition, which comes with all new luxury upgrades

The Rapide Luxe Special Edition is available with a whole host of new exterior colours, such as Concours Blue and Quantum Silver. The 20-inch alloy wheels are now a special 20-spoked polished design, wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tyres.

Inside, the interior trim can be specified from Aston Martin's Fast Track or Contemporary range, which allows the customer to select the grain and colour of the leather used for the interior, for a completely bespoke and customised look. There are also unique Rapide Luxe sill plates, main control switches with glass face and a secondary glass key.

Among the equipment on the Rapide Luxe include ventilated front and rear seats as standard, a rear seat entertainment system with two 6.5-inch LCD screens that are installed into the back of the front seat headrests. There is also an optional six-piece luggage set made from the same leather that has been specified by the customer, consisting of a small, two medium and a large hold-all, a beauty case and a garment bag.

Under the bonnet, the Rapide Luxe Special Edition uses the same 6.0-litre V12 engine that powers the standard Rapide, which produces 477bhp and 600Nm of torque, and allows the car to go from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds, and reach a top speed of 296km/h.

Discussion about article New topic

Photo gallery - Aston Martin Rapide Luxe

Aston Martin Rapide

This is an article about the model Aston Martin Rapide Luxe

Time to buy Aston Martin Rapide (2010 to date)

Aston Martin may conjure up a number of images but it's rarely a marque associated with four-door cars. Coupes and open-topped roadsters maybe, but practicality? Owners, it was assumed, didn't need it. After all, the golden era of Aston Martin coincided with an age when children should be seen, not heard and folded into contorted shapes if they wanted to ride in Daddy's DB. That changed a little i...

Aston Martin Rapide Drive

The premise of the Rapide is simple: it’s a four-seater sports car, says Aston Martin. Not a limo. Absolutely not a limo. But since the Rapide concept was shown in 2006 there are new rivals in this exalted niche, from Porsche and Maserati among others, as well as considerably tougher market conditions. Has it been worth the wait?

 The Rapide, not surprisingly, is a car built up from parts any fol...

Aston Martin Rapide

The Aston Martin Rapide suggests a new world of possibilities for the Aston Martin enthusiast, a car capable of long distances at high speed, providing both a driver-focused environment and refined and cosseting interior for its passengers. The Rapide turns every journey into an event.

The Rapide brings pure function to the Aston Martin experience, a car that combines everyday practicality with e...

Aston Martin Rapide S

The stunning new Aston Martin Rapide S is making its debut with yet more luxury and yet more power on offer in its quintessentially elegant four-door silhouette.

The iconic British car maker's new luxury GT has been sympathetically redesigned andpainstakingly re-engineered to reassert its position as the world's most beautiful, and beautifully balanced, four-seat sports car.

Aside from the exten...