Comments - 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Breaks Cover

Published: Jan 23, 2013
Description: When the Aston Martin Rapide was first launched in early 2010, it immediately made the Porsche Panamera look even uglier. Today the British automaker continues to prove that its four-door luxury GT Ra...
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Richard Nichols Jan 25, 2013
Sorry Astin martini! (I shake my head in same)! James Bond wouldn't drive a martini, he'd drink it!
Richard Nichols Jan 25, 2013
@ Carl that made me laugh! What a goon! To be fair Aston martini, as he put it, may well be Australian!
Colby Church Jan 23, 2013
I think the Panamera and Rapide both look good, I would drive either, but I prefer the Rapide. I saw one a couple days ago and it looked great. When I see a Panamera I don't get the same excitement, but it's still a nice car.
Harrison Trapnell Jan 23, 2013
Looks like one of those new fords. UGLY
Cory Deines Jan 23, 2013
That being said, the Panamera is offensively ugly whereas the Rapide is easily one of the best looking sedans ever produced. The new Panamera estate is much prettier, but it still can't compete with the Rapide when it comes to looks.
Cory Deines Jan 23, 2013
Wow. A lot of people on here who don't know what they're talking about. The Porsche Panamera is NOT an SUV. It's a sedan, and an extremely capable one at that. In regards to performance, it will wipe the floor with the old Rapide.
Thomas William Tuer-sipos Jan 23, 2013
But compared to the Aston it's uglier than Rosie odonnell.
Mark Fei Ling Jan 23, 2013
Buy a second hand rapid, a lot cheaper than original tag, low miles and makes you look good.
JB Kolod Jan 23, 2013
Panamera is not stupid and is also a Porsche. If Porsche only made the 911 they'd go out of business or the 911 itself would get cheaper and more retarded every generation. Selling other (great) cars that are class leading is a better alternative.
Scuttle Buttocks Jan 23, 2013
The panamera is stupid and it ISN'T a real Porsche
Charlie Austin Jan 23, 2013
The Porsche Panamera is a SUV.. Its also Japanese so I don't get how it can compete with the Astin Martini which is an Australian car..
Tyler Tarbox Jan 23, 2013
Screw this and the Porsche. Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS is where it's at...for less than half the price too
Daniel Carvalho Jan 23, 2013
Nah, the Panamera is a Porsche
Brian Johnston Jan 23, 2013
Panamera is gay
Daniel Carvalho Jan 23, 2013
And the Panamera has better performance for a minor price
Sam Biggin Jan 23, 2013
Not compared to the aston
Daniel Carvalho Jan 23, 2013
The Panamera is cool!!
Jacob Burges Jan 24, 2013
It has blue stuff I'm sold. The end.
Cody Gillard Jan 24, 2013
The guy driving looks like a thinking Ted mossy to me
Cody Gillard Jan 24, 2013
All astons look the same I hate that
Joe Talerico Jan 24, 2013
A step back in the Looks dept. IMO
David Lee Jan 24, 2013
It's a Peugeot!
Kyle Gareau Jan 23, 2013
Grill is WAY too big imo
Jack Howard Jan 23, 2013
That guy driving looks pissed.
Benjamin Levin-O'Leary Jan 23, 2013
*thing
Benjamin Levin-O'Leary Jan 23, 2013
This this is awesome
Benjamin Levin-O'Leary Jan 23, 2013
The new grill is growing on me. Oh wait, it actually is.i
Jacob Burford Jan 23, 2013
I wouldn't be surprised if it looks better in person!
Wyatt Gordon Jan 23, 2013
I honestly prefer the old grille, but this still looks good
Brandon Harp Jan 23, 2013
@Colby, I agree, the larger grille reminds me of the one-77, and I loved that car
Colby Church Jan 23, 2013
I don't know why so many are hating on the larger grill, I think it looks much meaner and cleaner without the grill separation. I like it. I think the grill is an improvement, and obviously so do the people on Aston Martin's design team. :)
Jt Collier Jan 23, 2013
i like that its distancing itself from the vanquish and vantages, it looks more burly and brutish yet still beautiful
Ryan Haverty Jan 23, 2013
It's the same size grill except they took out the strip of sheet metal where the license plate went to allow the engine to breath better.
Jacob Burford Jan 23, 2013
Why fix what ain't broke! I'm a big aston Martin fan, but I'm not sure about this!
Sasa Jungic Jan 23, 2013
I really don't like the grill. Way to big. It looks like its had sex with Peugeot
Drew Humphrey Jan 23, 2013
Ford Fusion
David Guerrero Jan 23, 2013
@Scott and you can buy a Chrysler 300C and look like a bently. Some people these days...
Mohammed Shafe'e Johar Jan 23, 2013
:DDDDDD
Scott Whittman Jan 23, 2013
Or you could just buy the new Ford Fusion and have the same exterior look...
JB Kolod Jan 23, 2013
Astons all look the same for a reason!
Brendan Bell Jan 23, 2013
It's huge and dosent fit the cars personality anymore
Dylan Bruder Jan 23, 2013
It's barely the classic grill anymore
Janak Solanki Jan 23, 2013
Looks very hungry for asphalt.
Eric Michalak Jan 23, 2013
That's a big mouth.
Charlie Austin Jan 23, 2013
If carbuzz keeps deleting my comments, i will delete carbuzz.
Jake Judges Jan 23, 2013
Idk I feel like its one of those cars thar we would have to judge it in person
Nick Morella Jan 23, 2013
Is that Paul walker? lol
Tino Domingue Jan 23, 2013
It's so happy to see us!!!
Vinny Coppola Jan 23, 2013
Ford Fusion?
Mikolaj Marek Jan 23, 2013
Same car as the last one. Aston martin reminds me or porsche sometimes.
Matt Marchant Jan 23, 2013
Wow, crazy how such a small change can completely ruin it. This is definitely a step in the wrong direction for Aston.
David Eslava Jan 23, 2013
look*
David Eslava Jan 23, 2013
I feel like this is one of those cars that would loom better with the license plate on.
Justin Johnson Jan 23, 2013
This does not look like a current Aston. All current Astons are sexy except this photo lol
Alex Bouckley Jan 23, 2013
Shrink the grill a tiny bit, and I'm happy
Luke Purdy Jan 23, 2013
Guys this shot does the car no justice, it looks a lot better in other pictures
Daniel Carvalho Jan 23, 2013
@Ben, all Astons look almost the same, if this is ugly, they all are.
Zachary Maurer Jan 23, 2013
He's pissed that the camera car is in front of him
Pablo Herasme Jan 23, 2013
What a Cheesy Grill
Zaire Wilkins Jan 23, 2013
Wow this is alot better
John M Weishahn Jan 23, 2013
Looks like a Spyker Aileron.
Jairo Garcia Jan 23, 2013
Car :D guy -__-
Marcus Hogan Jan 23, 2013
The new grill is too big!! Sorry aston but you messed up!!!
Bhimananta Hilman Jan 23, 2013
It does look like For......Oh wait....
Bader Al Ajeel Jan 23, 2013
2012 rapide is better for me
Zach Sullivan Jan 23, 2013
Not the greatest but not the worst
Ben Wright Jan 23, 2013
The first ugly Aston Martin since the 90s. Sorry Aston, big fail here.
Ghaith AL-sharari Jan 23, 2013
Lol Look at the guy's face
Description: There's also a few other exterior styling tweaks throughout, including the rear decklid and an optional Carbon Exterior Pack. But it's what under the skin where the most vital upgrades have ...
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Thibault Leroy Jan 23, 2013
Love the carbon pack
Description: There's a new version of the naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12 which now produces 17 percent more horsepower over its predecessor. Now rated at 500 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque, the Rapide S can go...
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Jacob Burford Jan 24, 2013
@Shane It is quiet when you want, but it can also be loud when you want it!
Quinn Rogers Jan 23, 2013
It says 550 hp on the website
Shane Heid Jan 23, 2013
Aston engines are not quiet lol like at all. It's a heavenly noise though
Colby Church Jan 23, 2013
I'll stick with the V8. Screw refinement. I'd rather scare myself shitless on the way to work than have a nice quite peaceful drive. :P
Brandon Harp Jan 23, 2013
@Connor lol
Ryan Lopez Jan 23, 2013
How offent does someone have a chance to that
Paul Trahan Jan 23, 2013
It's what Jason said. Drive a 6.0 V8 and then drive a 6.0 V12. Same displacement but very different ways the power is put down to the tires.
Zaire Wilkins Jan 23, 2013
Wow its actually 550hp
John Patten Jan 23, 2013
Rather save the cash and buy a M5
Jason Brower Jan 23, 2013
They have fantastic tuning, the motors are purposely designed to provide a very flat, very smooth torque curve. The engines are never stressed near their limits, they always are comfortably within their margins.
Austin Sullivan Jan 23, 2013
More of a luxury ride rather than a sporty one. Quiet engine and smoothness.
Jake Dula Feb 12, 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen, the world finally has it's first drool-inducing saloon car. That is desperately pretty. 8O
Adam Thomson Jan 27, 2013
If they brought back the old grill i would love this thing!
Travis Lee Deephouse Jan 24, 2013
Is that a Ford Fusion? Lmao. Kidding.
Tyler Chmieleski Jan 24, 2013
At least you can clearly tell its a four door
Dylan Bruder Jan 23, 2013
They changed the shape a little from the classic Aston grill that's what has me
Colby Church Jan 23, 2013
People, the grill isn't even that big, look at it. It could be much bigger.
Quinn Rogers Jan 23, 2013
I like it
Jacob Burford Jan 23, 2013
Looks like the V12 Zagato from here!
Barry Boo Wilson Jan 23, 2013
Something odd. Just sits up high and that grill ugh.
Matthew Mckernan Jan 23, 2013
I kinda like it! I think its cool that aston took a slightly different design path.
Dylan Bruder Jan 23, 2013
I think it might have to grow on me I'm not sure how I feel
Jake Judges Jan 23, 2013
It looks like the huge grill from the focus
Gurjit Singh Jan 23, 2013
not diggin the new grill
Jesse Jalapeno Jan 23, 2013
I don't mind the grill I have always thought astons had big grills anyways, zoo I don't see a difference
Paul Trahan Jan 23, 2013
I honestly like the big grill, but then again I was a fan of the latest Aston Zagato.
Shivash Singh Jan 23, 2013
I dont know i just cant look at this car as a whole car i have to look at individual elements to get the full picture
Description: The interior has been mainly left untouched with the exception of a piano black interior trim package as well as Duotone perforated red and black leather seats. Official pricing hasn't been annou...
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Ryan Lopez Jan 23, 2013
I always thought the inside was the worst
Edward Galligan Sep 15, 2013
Needs to be lower reminds me of a spyker at some angles
Jake Dula Feb 12, 2013
It's got normal ground clearance because Astons are cars for gentlemen, not hooning yobos like you lot. This car is at home in any territory, and perfectly comfortable and quick to boot. Try finding those attributes in many other cars these days.
Duncan Gibson Jan 24, 2013
I liked the skinny front end better, it was a bit more elegant. Still looks great though
Stephen Reed Warren II Jan 23, 2013
Needs to be lowered. Reminds me of the new Bentley GT. Not looks wise, but the fact that both cars are too high
Jeremy Kopecky Jan 23, 2013
If this car were low itd look amazing. Awkwardly high..
Nathan Lo Jan 23, 2013
Dream car....
Justin Johnson Jan 23, 2013
He looks young cut him some slack
Andy Clouthier Jan 23, 2013
Charlie's post is crying out for punctuation.
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 23, 2013
Looks too damn happy! Lol
Jesse Jalapeno Jan 23, 2013
@ scuttle.. That's what I was saying
Charlie Bell Jan 23, 2013
As much as I love Astons there are a lot of things wrong with this car the grill is too big and ugly excluding the lights I dot like the front of this car as well as that this car is crying out to be lowered
Thibault Leroy Jan 23, 2013
I like it
Mike Lam Jan 23, 2013
Lower it
Scuttle Buttocks Jan 23, 2013
...Sooo your opinion on this car is invalid
Jesse Jalapeno Jan 23, 2013
I think it's ugly.. But then again all astons are in my opinion sooo...
Justin Johnson Jan 23, 2013
I think I'm the only one that thinks this car is ugly. I think I read one other reply.
Jake Dula Feb 12, 2013
Ikr? Kinda silly to put this one in as well.
Jackson Michael Jan 23, 2013
In case the last picture was too bright for you
Tyler Chmieleski Jan 24, 2013
Jack , what the hell
Jack Howard Jan 23, 2013
And apparently penis.
Jesse Jalapeno Jan 23, 2013
Only thing I like are the lights
Lead Peddalin Jan 23, 2013
You're damn right you do.
Adithya Chandrasekhar Jan 23, 2013
I like it a lot!
Jhoan Delima Jan 24, 2013
Rear windows are very small
Shane Heid Jan 23, 2013
Yes vv
Andy Clouthier Jan 23, 2013
Best profile among 4-door coupes.
Mark Suvorov Jan 23, 2013
Looks like one big door
Sam Sexton Jan 23, 2013
too much Vantage in the rear end. I liked the regular Rapide better
Zaire Wilkins Jan 23, 2013
They stole that black tailight patch from me. I do that to my aston martin's in forza 4
Jake Dula Feb 12, 2013
Those rims are fantastic!
Jacob Burford Jan 23, 2013
Like those rims!
Jake Dula Feb 12, 2013
I'm not seeing the problem with the steering wheel personally, nor am I seeing any flaws with the rest of this car. Best saloon on the market by a wide margin, in my opinion.
Pablo Herasme Jan 23, 2013
Simple and elegant
Jacob Burford Jan 23, 2013
I highly doubt it's plastic! This isn't a corvette, this is an Aston! Beautiful interior!
Justin McLeod Jan 23, 2013
@Aaron- agreed. They could easily update the steering wheel with something more modern so you don't have to stare at that big eye sore of a plastic airbag cover...
Aaron Sparks Jan 23, 2013
Love everything about this car except the steering wheel. It looks extremely dated. Especially for a car costing as much as this one.
Tim Preisinger Jan 23, 2013
Very nice!
Mohammed Shamma Jan 23, 2013
Amazing interior quality.
Adam Thomson Jan 27, 2013
The seats look like squidward a bit!
Jonny Carter Jan 23, 2013
Looks like such a nice place to be!!!
Jacob Burford Jan 23, 2013
Comfy looking!
Robert Young Jan 23, 2013
Justin you the man! Agreed sir!
Isaac Jacob Jimenez Jan 23, 2013
That's awesome
Miko Reginella Jan 23, 2013
No I'd want to drive it.
Justin McLeod Jan 23, 2013
Now this looks like a backseat I could get comfortable in :) chauffeur!! Downtown, and take the scenic route, I want to enjoy the ride back here! Lmao
Janak Solanki Jan 23, 2013
Weird seats. Looks like clam shells