Today we’re at the helm of Aston’s V12-powered sports sedan. Externally 2015 might be misconstrued as a carryover year for the Rapide S, but the four door has received a host of tweaks this year that pay dividends behind the wheel.

2015 marks the debut of the new Touchtronic III eight-speed automatic gearbox, a transmission that’s been honed meticulously with technical partner ZF for use in the Rapide S and Vanquish. Here in the Rapide S, the new gearbox gets the Rapide S from zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.2 seconds - a full half second faster than last year’s model with the outgoing transmission - while also yielding an 11 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. Top speed of this four door grand tourer car is a blistering 203 mph.

That new gearbox is mated to Aston’s venerable 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V12, which outputs 552 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in the Rapide S. For 2015 a new Bosch Engine Management System has also been fitted to the car to refine communication between the powerplant and the new 8-speed gearbox.

New rear bushings that are 20% stiffer than before, larger front brakes (400mm discs with six-piston calipers) and some subtle styling enhancements – including new ten-spoke forged alloys and new interior trim options – round out the changes for the 2015 model year.

Pricing for the 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S start at $207,820, and bespoke personalization of the Rapide S is available from the Q by Aston Martin customization program. But before you get lost in the near-infinite amount of ways to option out a Rapide S.

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Comments

    • chetan mohadikar
      chetan mohadikar

      Man why are driving the rapide s so slow😑😑

      about 3 months ago
    • shelby
      shelby

      not one pic of the outside

      about 5 months ago
    • Mauricio López
      Mauricio López

      Boooooooooring

      about 6 months ago
    • maxhamer
      maxhamer

      Didn't expect to see Westlake Village in this video!

      about 9 months ago
    • Nick J
      Nick J

      What kind of car was that in the rearview mirror @7:35

      about 1 year ago
    • Gabriel
      Gabriel In reply to Nick J

      I believe it was a DB9.

      about 1 year ago
    • Archive TV
      Archive TV

      Geçen sürdüm araba top gibi sekiyor amk tavsiye etmem onun yerine kesinlikle panamera alın.

      about 2 years ago
    • Lovejazz01
      Lovejazz01

      Say what you will about its dated interior (and steering wheel, this is still one of most beautiful and unique cars on the planet, and rare at that, I would surely have to have one with a lottery win, I've never seen one in my city and I would love to be the first!

      about 2 years ago
    • Jiří Hausner
      Jiří Hausner

      Still don't understand why Aston Martin has steering column indicators from Ford Fiesta

      about 2 years ago
    • albert7139
      albert7139

      My neighbour has one of these for his summer driver! It's gorgeous

      about 2 years ago
    • soccerjonesy
      soccerjonesy In reply to albert7139

      Just because a neighbor has a pricey car doesn't mean by default both neighbors are wealthy. I live in a pretty middle-class, family-esque neighborhood, with houses typically being a 3 bedroom, 2 bath size house, houses ranging from $400-800k(mind you, this is in Los Angeles, so same size houses in more rural areas like Palmdale or out of state like Oregon are about $150k in comparison). My GF and I can afford comfortably cars around the $50-60k mark each, and we're far from wealthy. However, my neighbor has 3 daily driving cars and sitting in his garage are Lamborghinis. It used to be an Aventador and Gallardo, however, I haven't seen the Gallardo lately, and just last week I saw him drive by in a brand new Huracan. Assuming he traded the Gallardo in for it... But yea, not the type of cars you'd expect in our neighborhood.

      about 1 year ago
    • albert7139
      albert7139 In reply to albert7139

      +GH05T SN1P3R I live in Canada lol. No, I am not rich, but he is, he has a Porsche Cayenne, 2 new Jeep Grand Cherokees and a Mazda MX-5 as well. Used to have a masarati but it broke down. I drive a Honda Civic so I'm not rich lol.

      about 2 years ago
    • Rutvik Patel
      Rutvik Patel In reply to albert7139

      where do u live? your neighbour has this car! r u rich??

      about 2 years ago
    • Commander Shepard
      Commander Shepard

      If Aston Martin decides to redesign their interiors, I don't see why anyone would buy something other than an Aston. The interior is completely outdated.

      about 3 years ago
    • Andrew Stevenson
      Andrew Stevenson In reply to Commander Shepard

      The interiors are a bit dated tbh. Thats what put me off when I test drove one. Still lovely to drive though and thats what you buy an Aston for.

      about 8 months ago
    • Samual Houren
      Samual Houren In reply to Commander Shepard

      +IMB2U Eh well that's your opinion.. But In my opinion; A Aston Martin resembles a Jaguar XKR, and deosn't really stand out from the crowd like a supercar is suppose to. There are many modern, sleek looking cars that are less then half the price of a new Aston Martin.. 

      Aston Martins fails to deliver in Performances, Interior design, and overall look.. Don't get me wrong an Aston looks great, but it doesn't really grab the attention, excitement, or the reaction that any other supercar would; such as a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi R8, abd Mclarens when they are spotted on the road.. One thing i will give Aston Martin however, is the amazing sounds that the v12 6.0L engine makes... Other then that, i wouldn't spend $250,000-$300,000 on a Aston, but i will spend it on a R8 or 458 italia =p. 

      about 3 years ago
    • Commander Shepard
      Commander Shepard In reply to Commander Shepard

      +Unknown Person The XKR came years after Aston Martin established this design language though. And most Astons still look exquisite, in my opinion. In fact, that's about the only thing I like about Astons anymore. Also, they aren't meant to have an exciting look. They are supposed to be sleek and modern, and frankly, on the outside they are.

      about 3 years ago
    • Samual Houren
      Samual Houren In reply to Commander Shepard

      +IMB2U Well i wouldn't say that they don't have any taste.. I used t love Aston Martin, but then i realized that it looks far to familiar with a Jaguar XKR.. It doesn't really give you that exciting feeling that a lambo, Ferrari, or a R8 would if you spot one on the road.. Well at least in my opinion. 

      about 3 years ago
    • Prodigy Sebazzee001
      Prodigy Sebazzee001

      3:11 please tell that ant happening

      about 3 years ago
    • bob gimlep
      bob gimlep In reply to Prodigy Sebazzee001

      the Prius? 😂😂

      about 3 years ago
    • obama640
      obama640

      this guy drive a lot of supercar but doesn't accelerate at all so boring

      about 3 years ago
    • D zastre
      D zastre

      Beautiful vechile.

      about 3 years ago
    • Eric B
      Eric B

      I have to notice how uninspired Aston Martin steering wheels are.

      about 3 years ago
    • MDem
      MDem In reply to Eric B

      +Eric B couldn't agree more. Aston Martin make some of my favourite cars in the world but even the steering wheel in my Fiesta ST is way more flash than this... haha

      about 3 years ago
    • victor lebrun
      victor lebrun

      Boring...

      about 3 years ago
    • Zahi Kanaan
      Zahi Kanaan

      interior looks cheap and boring. this video made not care for this car. actually, most the of "super cars" that i've seen on here have lame and cheap looking interiors.

      about 3 years ago
    • Alan Bratt
      Alan Bratt In reply to Zahi Kanaan

      Wouldn't call the interior cheap looking. Made from the finest handstitched leather available.

      about 1 month ago
    • Harris Anwar
      Harris Anwar

      7:40 did anyone notice the aston behind him?

      about 3 years ago
    • Harris Anwar
      Harris Anwar

      THIS IS NOT A TEST DRIVE ITS A TEST RIDE CONSIDERING HOW SLOW HE IS

      about 3 years ago
    • William XIV
      William XIV

      I can't understand.. Except for the engine sound (but I wouldn't sure about that point😐), top speed and drive feeling, even an Audi S3 has better interior than this car and has the same acceleration time of that Aston Martin...I would just expect perfection by a 300k dollars car

      about 3 years ago
    • B Q
      B Q

      8 speed ruined the gear change sound.

      about 3 years ago
    • Harris Anwar
      Harris Anwar

      is that a leather wrapped steering wheel?

      about 3 years ago
    • B Q
      B Q In reply to Harris Anwar

      It's a 300k+ car, so what do you think?

      about 2 years ago
    • LessNess
      LessNess

      на таких тачках нужно давить в пол, а то, что ты плетешься как черепаха, никому не интересно. они не для этого созданы

      about 3 years ago
    • yinimini mo
      yinimini mo

      through the eyes of 007

      about 3 years ago
    • Biff Tannen
      Biff Tannen

      I would want jason statham to do the test drive... Lol that would be something!

      about 3 years ago
    • Car Nut
      Car Nut

      Needed to give it a boot full. 

      about 3 years ago
    • Zack Lewine
      Zack Lewine

      Haha, westlake/Agoura area. Used to live there! xD

      about 3 years ago
    • Ιωάννης Ζανιδάκης
      Ιωάννης Ζανιδάκης

      gta x?

      about 3 years ago
    • bluestudio67
      bluestudio67

      Sounds great, but what's with the huge A pillars? And maybe it's just me, but it doesn't seem to have a great steering ratio either.

      I suppose it's more of a gt - that performance/comfort comprise.

      about 4 years ago
    • Pete Yates
      Pete Yates

      Nice line up of cars at 6:22 - Maserati, Ferrari, Mercedes SLR?, Nissan GTR, etc. .. It looked like the start of the Snake on Mulholland Drive.

      about 4 years ago
    • BlancoSoul
      BlancoSoul

      8 mins of driving an aston martin car, and yet to full-throttle the car one time. Disliked

      about 4 years ago