Words by Carl Trocio | Photos courtesy of Aston Martin
The year just started and our friends at Aston Martin are starting strong with the 2014 version of the Rapide S. One of the best silhouettes for a super four door (in this writer’s humble opinion), this fine specimen of what 'evolution' should be features more power, luxury, and did I say more power?
Aston Martin came out with their redesigned, bigger balled, extra-lettered Rapide S which is the company’s only four-door offering that doesn't mess with their perfected, easy to distinguish design cues. Let’s start with the obvious, the new grill. What used to be split is now in unison. According to Aston, the new design works in conjunction with the redesigned hood and front bumper to improve pedestrian protection as part of Europe’s pedestrian-impact regulations. Stepping back, it looks like the mug of a whale shark with its mouth open. Moses has to get to this one and part the upper and lower sections once again. But that’s just me.