Aston Martin has released a new promotional video showing the testing and development of the Rapide five-door coupe.
Aston Martin has released a new promotional video showing the Rapide's testing and development.
The film shows high speed testing at the Mira facility in Warwickshire, England as well as durability testing on Germany's famous Nürburgring. Later, a pair of Rapides head to the mountains of Italy to perform powertrain testing.
As we have previously reported, the Rapide is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine with 470 bhp (477 PS / 350 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. Backed up by a six-speed Touchtronic 2 transmission (with steering column-mounted magnesium paddles), the Rapide accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds) before hitting an estimated top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h).