For the 2016 model year Aston Martin brought minor updates to its four-door supercar. While the exterior design remains a carryover from the previous year, 2016 Rapid S receives a fresh interior job. Central console has been redesigned and now matches with the cockpit of Aston Martin Vanquish; both cars share the same platform and a number of technical and interior design elements.
Hosted inside the revolving display is the new AMi II infotainment console integrated with vehicle technical status, hands-free Bluetooth phone system, and audio controls. Having an 6.5 inch display, Ami II easily hooks up with iOS and Android phones, and even can reads your text messages out loud for you while you enjoy driving the 560 PS beast. 600-watt premium audio feature comes standard, with an option to upgrade to state-of-the-art 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system.
Pretty much everything else, other than the cascading central panel, is a carryover from the previous year model. The six-liter AM29 V12 engine produces maximum power of 560 PS at 6650 rpm and 456 lb-ft of torque at 5500 rpm. That's enough to push the 4387 lb. coupe-like Rapide S, with the help of rear-mounted Touchtronic III eight speed transmission, from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Maximum speed is set at 203 mph.
Silver painted 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels with diamond-turned finish come as standard, with an option to pick from three other 20-inch rims. Interior rear-view mirror has a manual dimming feature as standard and is optionally offered as auto-dimming with garage door controls. Heated front and rear seats come as standard with an option for upgrading to ventilated seats. Optional entertainment system, with two screens each embedded in the back of front seats, and six-disc DVD player, brings pleasure and relaxation for rear passengers. Among other options, 2016 Rapide S can have folding rear seats, umbrella, personalized door sills, and alternatively painted brake calipers.