Aston Martin Rapide S: The confluence of centuries

Aston Martin Rapide S
The numbers

Engine: 5,935cc, V12 petrol
Power: 550bhp at 6,750rpm
Torque: 620Nm at 5,500rpm
Transmission: 6A, RWD
0-100: 4.9sec (claimed)
Top Speed: 306kph (claimed)
Weight: 1,990kg
Tank capacity: 90.5 litres
Boot capacity: 393 litres (min), 1,029 litres (max)
Price: Rs 5.5 crore (fully-loaded, on-road, Mumbai)

Pros: Handling, ride quality in Normal, steering feel, cabin materials
Cons: Rear-seat space, cabin ergonomics

The verdict
Expensive, but tremendously entertaining – in motion and when stationary.

Rating: 8/10

We thank Performance Cars, the official importers of Aston Martin in India, for the Rapide S. Check out www.astonmartinmumbai.in or call  +91 22 6581 1007 if you want one in your parking lot.