Aston Martin Rapide S updated for the 2015MY with Touchtronic III eight-speed automatic gearbox

Article by Christian A., on August 6, 2014

Just like the Aston Martin Vanquish and Vanquish Volante, the Rapide S was updated too for the 2015MY and received the new Touchtronic III eight-speed automatic gearbox. As expected, thanks to the new transmission developed by ZF, the 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S is quicker and now capable to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds (4.4 seconds 0-100 km/h), which is considerable quicker than the previous figure of 4.7 seconds.

For those who don’t know, the Aston Martin Rapide S uses a 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates 552 bhp (+2 bhp over the previous model) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque at 5,500 rpm. Top speed is over 200 mph or 320 km/h.

According to Aston Martin, fuel economy was boosted by 13 percent in the 2015 Rapide S thanks to the new transmission, while CO2 emissions dropped 10 percent to 300 g/km.

The 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S comes with a revised torque tube that reduces transmission noise, a revised steering ECU that delivers a precise steering response, stiffer dampers (15% at the front, 35% at the rear) and larger front brakes.

Just like the Vanquish, the Rapide S also gets the new Diavalo Red special paint colour, which was previously limited to the V12 Zagato.

A new colour is available at the interior too, where the Rapide S gains the new Duotone leather seat finish in Sahara Tan and Vibrant Red. Aston Martin will introduce the 2015 Rapide S on the global markets in Q3 of 2014.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

What can we expect from Mercedes-Benz for this year and the next? It seems all matters have been laid out with luxury carmaker’s vehicle lineup for 2017 and 2018. As...
by - September 19, 2017
It was in February when Ford revealed the new Fiesta ST, just before it made its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. But it is not...
by - September 19, 2017
If you search for the word "grille" on the dictionary, what you will get is a definition that says "a grating forming a screen or barrier, or an ornamental one...
by - September 19, 2017
We recently heard that Italian automakers, Ferrari and Lamborghini, are not so keen on building an all-electric sports car just yet. On the contrary, Bentley has just confirmed that there...
by - September 17, 2017
Back in 2013, Nissan introduced the IDx Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. When the audience first saw this, a lot of people got excited to see a lightweight sports...
by - September 17, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries