Aston Martin has launched the New Rapide in India at ₹ 3.29 crore (Ex-showoroom, Thane). The car will be available through Performance Cars, a division of Infinity Cars dealership. The new 2016 Rapide comes with some design upgrades, feature updates and a new engine under the hood.
The New Rapide gets a 6.0-litre V12 engine mated on 8-speed automatic ZF gearbox which churns out 510bhp of power. The engine gets two ECUs each monitoring six engine cylinders. It’s claimed to get 0-100kmph in 4.6 seconds and the top speed of car is 306kmph.
Inside, new Rapide gets Aston Martin’s new AMI III infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display located in the centre console and pops out when needed. The system also gives real time information of power and torque.
Speaking at the launch, Neil Slade, general manager, AMMENA , Aston Martin said, “The British marquee luxury sport automobile producer is especially excited to introduce the revamped 2016 model of the best selling Rapide to Indian automotive enthusiasts. This model offers unprecedented power and comfort at an extremely attractive price. India has been a market of strategic importance for Aston Martin and we are very delighted to launch the new Rapide in the country. Aston Martin has been very responsive to the demands of the Indian consumers and have therefore launched the new Rapide especially for India.”