Aston Martin Rapide S Debuts in Dubai

Aston Martin Rapide S

A special sports car made its way to Dubai this month: the Aston Martin Rapide S. The iconic brand has dubbed the Rapide S the ‘World’s most beautiful four-door sports car’, which many would agree to be true, partial as that opinion may be. The model also made headlines in Geneva this year. It is a tiny and timid step toward bigger changes in the Aston Martin lineup.

Aston Martin Dubai launches ‘World’s most beautiful four-door sports car’ – the Rapide S

The car was unveiled to the region at the company’s downtown Dubai showroom. The Aston Martin Rapide S was officially introduced by general manager of Aston Martin UAE, Tim Trenker, who shared the following sentiments about the sports car: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the Rapide S in the UAE. With its unique positioning and striking appeal, it certainly stands out as the most stylish four-door sports car in the market today. The UAE stands out as a unique market for luxury car brands with its dynamic customer base. With the amount of personalization on offer, the Rapide S can be tailor made to suit any individual’s needs.” read more

Hydrogen Boosted Aston Martin Rapide S Laps into History

Aston Martin Rapide S

The first-ever hydrogen powered Aston Martin racer has made history at the Nurburgring racetrack. The Aston Martin Rapide S completed the first hydrogen powered lap on the famous track circuit, drawing headlines and hype around the world. The exterior is all Aston Martin, giving nothing away about what is lurking beneath the hood.

The futuristic hydrogen powered Aston Martin Rapide S hybrid racer burns rubber but boils water

The hydrogen beast completed an impressive 4-hour trip around the Nurburgring with Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez behind the wheel. It is the first supercar releasing zero CO2 emissions to complete racing pace laps at the track. The ability to run on just hydrogen for long periods of time is a direct threat to electric hybrid cars, which require semi-frequent charging and therefore cannot compete in long endurance races and events. read more

Hydrogen Fueled Aston Martin Race Car Hits Circuit!

Hydrogen Fueled Aston Martin

A very unique race car will be hitting the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nurburgring race this year: a hydrogen fueled Aston Martin Rapide S! The brand has announced that the car will be making not only a debut, but also entry into the popular endurance race this year.

Hydrogen fueled Aston Martin Rapide S to race in 24 Hours of Nurburgring

Aston is aiming to be the first to perform a lap with zero carbon dioxide emissions in mainstream racing with this hydrogen fueled Rapide S. The debut of the hydrogen version coincides with the release of a revised Aston Martin Rapide S luxury road car, which will be hitting showrooms within weeks. read more

Aston Martin Rapide S Unveiled in Geneva

Aston Martin Rapide S

The 2013 Geneva Motor Show showcased many fine specimens of exotic cars this year, like the Aston Martin Rapide S. The Rapide S has made important changes from the standard Rapide in a move the brand hopes will place the model among its intended market niche. Is this a step in the direction of a more versatile Aston Martin fleet?

The Aston Martin Rapide did not become the brand’s Panamera. Will the Rapide S?

The Aston Martin Rapide S still features four doors, but an increase in power and more pronounced features may make it more palatable. Under the hood is the heavily revised 6.0-liter V12 from the Vanquish. This engine produces 550 horsepower with a top speed of around 190 miles per hour, a full 17% increase over the standard Rapide. read more