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Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin Rapide is built on the platform AM / BH - on the same as the 2-door DB9. Platform stretched out for good 11 inches, and it has turned a kind of four-door coupe, as its creators are positioning Rapide. Length - 5019 mm, height - 1359 mm. The relatively short overhangs, the long wheelbase (3.02 m) - to place freely in the cabin of 4 passengers.

Interior Rapide is made in the best traditions of the brand Aston Martin. The front panel of fine wood veneer. Leather upholstery fine workmanship. Incidentally, leather-trimmed interior has been only one master. It is a guarantee to maintain a single style and the highest quality. The skin is supplied by individual order of Scotland, and all sewing takes about 35 hours.

Individual seats are mounted on either side of the center console (a full-length lounge); electric heating cushions and backs, servos control with memory. Rapide back in full two places that are tailored perfectly for riders. But to get to the second row is not easy. High threshold and low roof considerably complicate the procedure.

Hinged rear door gives access to a loading space with a capacity of 300 liters (when fully seated in places) to 750 liters when the rear seat backs folded.

Style of the front of the cabin borrowed from Aston Martin DB9 - central tunnel as it comes to the panel. It contains the elements of the climate control and audio system, as well as the mode dial automatic transmission and the ignition switch. On the front panel at the bottom there are three buttons designed to add adrenaline to occupants. The touch of a stabilization system is disabled (partially or fully), the other activates the sport mode (motor sharply reacts to the gas, the engine brake is harder at lower gears), and the third makes the suspension even tougher.

Inherited from the DB9 got high-torque, powerful engine: in-shaped 12-cylinder displacement of 5935 \"cubes.\" All-aluminum 48-valve design is set up for Aston Martin Rapide to 477 hp at 6 thousand revolutions, the highest torque - 600 Nm. The engine works with a six-speed hydromechanical \"automatic» ZF Touchtronic II - no options. Although the driver has the option of push automatic control - via shift paddles.

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