Video: Aston Martin Rapide takes a test run

When the Aston Martin Rapide was introduced to the world at last month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, a lot of people left with high hopes for the new British supercar.

Now it looks like Aston Martin is hard at work to give the people exactly what they want.

The British automaker recently released a new video of the Rapide undergoing a series of high-speed tests at the company’s Mira facility in Warwickshire, England, followed by another run, this time at the world-famous Nurburgring Nordschleife. Finally, the Rapide heads off to the Italian boondocks for another run of powertrain testing.

It’s been a while since we last saw an Aston Martin being taken out for a test run and judging by the video we just saw, it looks like the Rapide is as good as advertised; maybe even better than we all initially thought.

Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine with a mouth-watering 477 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque, the Rapide is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just a little over 5 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph.


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