Lot 213 - 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S

Lot 213 - 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S

Lot 213 - 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S

Lot Number 213
Registration KE63 OFP
Chassis Number SCFHCDAT7EGF03408
Engine Number AM1135403
Odometer reading 13,000 miles
Result Sold - £42,560
  • Low mileage
  • Desirable 550bhp S Variant

The Rapide is a four-door, four-seater, high-performance sports saloon, which Aston Martin introduced in early 2010. It was first presented as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in 2006 and the production version was shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Rapide name is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, a four-door, four-seater saloon produced by Lagonda, now a part of Aston Martin. The new Rapide is the company's first four-door fastback saloon since the Lagonda which was discontinued in 1990. It is based on the DB9 and underpinned by the Aston Martin VH platform. The first cars rolled off the production line in May 2010, initially built at a dedicated plant at the Magna Steyr facility in Graz, Austria. The Rapide S succeeded the standard Rapide in 2013; the AM11 V12 engine was upgraded and had a power output of 550bhp with 457 lb/ft torque. Performance improvements include a top speed of 190mph and acceleration from 0-62mph reduced to 4.9 seconds.

This stunning Rapide S was originally delivered new to Australia in 2013 only to be repatriated into the UK in 2016. It is presented in diamond black paintwork with the four-seat interior layout wrapped in sumptuous black leather with contrasting red stitching. Bi-xenon headlamps, LED taillamps, power front seats with memory, sat nav, cooling and heating systems, Bluetooth and an amazing top of the range Bang & Olufsen 16-speaker sound system with two tweeters that rise from the dashboard on activation of the system, all complement these luxurious yet sporty saloons. In 2017 this example was subject to a category N Insurance Loss - due to water entering the very low engine air intakes, causing an engine fail (very common, so avoid deep puddles!).  The engine was replaced with a lower mileage unit with just 8,000 miles lower than the already low odometer reading. Since he purchased the car, our vendor has used this example throughout the year and enjoyed it immensely but kept the mileage at a collectable low 13,000 from new. Offered with an MoT test certificate valid until July 2023 and serviced less than 500 miles ago. Ready to go and enrol in the V12, four-seater gentleman's club! The Rapide is one of the most responsive and aesthetically pleasing saloons of the 21st Century and it’s coupled with one of the best-sounding 6.0 litre V12 engines money can buy. 

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