This 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S is powered by a 550-horsepower V12 engine backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission. Finished in Morning Frost White over tan leather, this example boasts the optional Rear Seat Entertainment package, the uncommon Crystal Key option, and the wide range of performance improvements introduced to the Rapide model line in 2013. Showing less than 13,900 miles at the time of documentation, this Rapide is being offered on consignment through Exotic Car Trader with a clean title and clean Carfax.
The marque’s first sedan in decades, the Aston Martin Rapide resembles a stretched DB9 in both form and function. This Morning Frost White example is unmodified, retaining all its factory appointments including the stock 20" 10-spoke wheels. The front bumper has not been drilled for a license plate and the paint and body are noted to be in exceptional overall condition. Inside the cabin, this 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S has been optioned with tan leather and the Rear Seat Entertainment Package adding infotainment screens for each of the rear bucket seats. A far less common option on this Rapide is the $2,000 Crystal Key, also known as the Emotional Control Unit, which slots into the dashboard amid the buttons for shifting the 6-speed automatic transmission. An Alcantara headliner and power heated front seats are standard, as is the 1000-watt 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with tweeters that rise from the dashboard on command. The digital odometer shows 13,826 miles at the time of documentation.
Under the hood lies a 5.9-liter V12 good for 550 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, up from the 470 horses and 443 torques of the pre-2013 Aston Marin Rapide S. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission. This combination propels the 2014 Rapide S to 60 MPH in 4.9 seconds and onward to a top speed of 190 MPH, both of which were significant improvements from earlier iterations of the model.