Ranveer Singh sure knows how to celebrate and do it in style. The actor has gifted himself an Aston Martin Rapide S which costs near Rs 4 cr! Now that is one cool way to celebrate your birthday and also as far as gifting yourself a new car is concerned , it does not get better than a sexy Aston Martin. But what is the car all about, well, read on..
Aston Martin had launched its four-door Rapide a long time back but the S has been a Rapide with more aggression and power. You have unique exterior and interior styling, and improved driving dynamics. Equipped with a revised version of Astons 5.9-liter V-12 engine, the Rapide S produces 550 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque- up 80 hp and 14 lb-ft from the standard model.
While some might think the torque gain should be greater given the 17-percent jump in horsepower, Aston Martin says the new engine produces more torque down low, with 37 lb-ft more than a standard Rapide available at 2500 rpm. With this added power, the Rapide S can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, according to Aston Martin.
The new engine is installed 19 mm lower than a standard Rapide, which helps lower the cars center of gravity and improve turn-in. Aston also revised the Rapides dynamic stability control and gave the car its latest Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which adds a new selectable Track mode. Like many other higher-trim Astons, the Rapide S sports carbon ceramic brakes.
The changes to the Rapide S exterior are a mixture of cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades, with a revised front fascia and more pronounced molded trunk spoiler being the most noticeable. A newly available Carbon Exterior Pack adds a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, taillight trim, and mirror caps. Inside, the Rapide S receives a darker surround for the instrument cluster and gets handcrafted, polished glass buttons for the transmission gear selector switches, similar to the ones used in the Virage.
The Rapides four bucket seats return with the S model, now with a new optional Duotone perforated red and black leather upholstery. Other options include a rearview camera and dual-screen rear entertainment system. NVH characteristics have been improved, and the two rear seats can fold down at the touch of a button.
Gorgeous to look at inside out and fitted with a huge engine which is dripping with power, we are quite envious of Ranveer's new ride for sure..