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8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Aston Martin Rapide S

£150,694£153,194
8/10
Overall verdict
It might not add a great deal more space, but it's hard not to love this four-door Aston.
 

For: 

It’s very gorgeous and very fast and drives beautifully too

Against: 

It's only an occasional four-seater

Overview

What is it?

A DB9 which someone held the button on the extrusion machine for too long. The result? A gorgeous five-metre long, four-door Aston Martin, which might add little in the way of real usable space in the rear, but takes up more space parked in Casino Square in Monte Carlo. Unquestionably elegant, the Rapide also possesses the power to match it. It’s now built in Britain which should give the range a fillip – spot these new improved Rapide S models from their Vanquish-style grille and generally more sporting and focused demeanour.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
V12 [552] 4dr Touchtronic III Auto
4.4s 300g/km 21.9 552 £150,694
The cheapest
V12 [552] 4dr Touchtronic III Auto
4.4s 300g/km 21.9 552 £150,694
The greenest
V12 [552] 4dr Touchtronic III Auto
4.4s 300g/km 21.9 552 £150,694
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