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hankfully Aston Martin have just solved that dilemma by
delivering their latest and greatest Rapide S. More powerful, more
luxurious, more sporting and, if it's possible, simply more Aston
Martin than ever before, the Rapide S is everything a real sports car should
be - but with the added extra of transforming into a true four-seater luxury
express when required.
Everything about the Rapide S says 'Aston Martin'.
From its completely redesigned front grille, hand crafted from a single
piece of aluminium, to the distinctive 'kick' at the rear deck, (surely a nod
to the kamm tail of the classic DB6), the car is a monument to decades of
British sporting heritage yet a statement of intent for the future. Those
new design features aren't merely for show of course. Beautiful as they are,
they also improve the Rapide’s aerodynamics, counteracting lift at high
speeds and keeping all that power on the ground in the corners and
through the straights.
When you've finished looking at those beautiful features though, take a
step back and drink in the breathtaking shape of the Rapide S. At a glance,
it's hard to believe that you're looking at a four-seater. The silhouette is
pure sports coupe, the rear doors seeming to disappear into the car's lithe
haunches.