We have just received a new official video starring the awesome 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S, the latest four-door luxury GT from the Gaydon-based carmaker that has been introduced to the world at the recent 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The model is equipped with a naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine delivering 550 hp at 6,750 rpm and 620 Nm of maximum torque from 5,000 rpm.
Despite the very significant increase in peak power and torque over its predecessor, the revamped Rapide S is appreciably more economical than before: European CO2 emissions drop by seven 7% – from 355 g/km to 332 g/km – while fuel economy now stands at 19.9 mpg on the official EU combined cycle (US data to be confirmed). Moreover, the new engine has been lowered by 19 mm versus the position of the powerplant in the previous car, with a corresponding reduction in the sports car’s centre of gravity.
The damper settings are determined by an electronic control unit which takes sensor readings from the car’s systems, including throttle position, brake position, steering wheel rotation and vehicle speed. This data establishes the prevailing driving conditions and the demands the driver is making on the car.