Does an Extra Set of Doors Ruin the Aston Martin Rapide S?

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It's got a 6.0-liter V12 after all.

It's got 550 horsepower and 427 lb-ft of torque. 0-62 mph happens in 4.9 seconds and top speed is 190 mph. These aren't specs of a two-door coupe. No, these numbers belong to the Aston Martin Rapide S, a 6.0-liter V12 four-door that's all about style, sound, and performance. We're all familiar with other Aston Martins such as the Vanquish and Vantage. Both are absolutely wonderful things, but sometimes people want everything those vehicles have to offer with a more space in the back.

They don't want something like a Range Rover Sport, but still demand a special ride. That's where AM saw an opportunity when it first launched the Rapide back in 2009. And now the improved Rapide S is here. Does having an extra sort of doors add or detract from the fun? XCAR gets behind the wheel to find out.

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