2012 Aston Martin Rapide

Base RWD 4-Dr Hatchback V12 auto trans

Base RWD 4-Dr Hatchback V12 auto trans

2012 aston martin rapide Reviews and News

2012 Aston Martin Rapide
2012 Aston Martin Rapide
Concept cars typically lose a large portion of their sex appeal as they move from the auto show floor to the dealer showroom. That was not the case for the Rapide, which is every bit as visually arresting as the original concept. Aston Martin's svelte four-door makes its most obvious competitor, the Porsche Panamera, look bloated and fat. The trade-off for that sensual sheetmetal is that rear-seat passengers have to limbo under the low roofline, squeeze through a small door opening, and fold themselves into a cramped back seat. The Rapide is powered by the same 470-hp, 5.9-liter V-12 found in the DB9. The engine doesn't sound especially melodic from inside the car, but it's loud enough outside to startle pedestrians with a prod of the throttle, and it's capable of launching the Rapide to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. A genuine sports car, the Rapide pummels roads with ferocious speeds and can reach 184 mph. Like other Astons, the cockpit is ergonomically challenged, but the gauges themselves, like much of the Rapide's cabin, are works of art. For an even richer experience, check out the Luxury model, which adds glass switchgear, a six-piece luggage set, ventilated front and rear seats, and a dual-screen rear entertainment system -- not that many people would be comfortable spending more than an hour or two in the back seat of a Rapide.
Aston Martin Rapide Right Front Spy Shot 1
With the subtle styling changes on this Aston Martin Rapide prototype, it’s probably only a matter of time before the automaker’s only four-door car soon gets minor performance upgrades. The car shown here was found mostly uncovered except for some tape on the license plate mounting area of the front bumper.

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2012 Aston Martin Rapide Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
5.9L V12Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
19 MPG
Horsepower:
470 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
443 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Powertrain
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 120 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Summary
Aston Martin is recalling certain model year DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide vehicles manufactured from May 14, 2012, through April 10, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the throttle pedal arm may break.
Consequences
If the throttle pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the throttle pedal assemblies. The recall began July 19, 2013. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0016.
Potential Units Affected
689
Notes
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Summary
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America (Aston Martin) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 DB9 and V8 Vantage, 2009-2012 DBS, 2010-2012 Rapide, 2014 Rapide S, 2011-2012 V12 Vantage, 2011-2014 V8 Vantage S and 2012 Virage vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error, the accelerator pedal arm may break.
Consequences
If the accelerator pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assemblies. The recall began on February 11, 2014. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0017. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes recall 13V-228. Any vehicle that has been remedied under the previous recall needs to have the current remedy applied.
Potential Units Affected
5,001
Notes
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
N/R
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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