Aston Martin celebrated their 100th birthday in Geneva with the global debut of the Rapide S, the Centenary Edition Vanquish and the new Q by Aston Martin models. The 83rd Geneva International Motor Show was the perfect platform for launching a new century in Aston Martin’s illustrious career. The Rapide S was definitely the center of attention as the new sympathetically redesigned and re-engineered to seal its position as the most beautifully balanced four-seat sports car. The exterior of the Rapide S is adorned with a striking new full grille, a pronounced boot lid ‘flip,’ and an overall more aerodynamic design.
The power under the hood is in the form of an AM11 naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 powerplant that delivers 558 PS at 6,750 rpm. The new model shaved time off its 0-62 mph time to provide the driver with an impressive 4.9 seconds. A top speed of 190 mph makes the car truly irresistible to driving enthusiasts. Three different driving modes in the form of normal, sport, and track make the Rapide S a versatile drive.
The Centenary Edition Vanquish, Vantage, DB9, and Rapide S are all visual masterpieces with their graduated paint finish, sterling silver Aston Martin Wings that feature trans flux enamel, and special Aston Martin hallmark. CEO Dr.Ulrich Bez was a key player in designing the graduated paint finish, ensuring that the colors mold into each other rather than making the car look like it has a split personality. Deep soft black leather, contrasting silver stitching, and sterling silver sill plaques complete these exclusive luxury centenary edition models. The cars come with a presentation box that includes two glass keys, two bespoke key pouches, solid silver cufflinks, a solid silver rollerball pen, and Bang & Olufsen headphones.
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Q by Aston Martin is for the upper crust of their clientele; it is a personalized bespoke service that goes far beyond the extensive options list. The service allows customers to personalize both the interiors and the exteriors of the car. Examples of Q’s ability are on display in Geneva, with a Vanquish presented in a striking Morning Frost metallic white that features spectra blue interior. Q doesn’t just customize cars but instead is a personalized customer service that will procure or provide any item a customer could want.