What Car? says...

Have you ever woken up and felt like going for a nice drive to the South of France? For most of us such spontaneity isn’t feasible, but those with (quite a bit) more time and money will want something fast and fun to drive, yet comfortable and of a high quality to do it in. For those people, the Aston Martin Rapide S is very much an option.

Beneath the familiar Aston Martin looks sits a huge 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine which produces 552bhp, and despite the Rapide S stretching to more than five metres long and weighing very nearly two tonnes, that engine pulls it to 60mph from standstill in just 4.2sec. Wait a little longer and the Rapide S will keep going all the way to more than 200mph.