Aston Martin unveils the Rapide Luxe

Posted on November 16, 2010


Is the Aston Martin Rapide a little too plebeian for you? Do you want something more luxurious? If so, prepare to whip out your checkbook as the company has unveiled the Rapide Luxe special edition.

Available in a variety of exclusive colors, the Luxe boasts a bright finish grille and 20-inch alloy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza tires.

Despite the modest exterior tweaks, the cabin is elegantly appointed with custom leather upholstery, Walnut wood trim, a rear seat entertainment system, and a 1000 watt Bang & Olufsen audio system. Other goodies include heated / cooled seats, glass switchgear, and a six-piece luggage set which matches the interior.

Like the regular model, power is provided by a 6.0-liter V12 engine with 470 bhp (477 PS / 350 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed Touchtronic 2 transmission which allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds) and hit an estimated top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h).

No word on pricing, but if you have to ask…

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Source: Aston Martin via worldcarfans