2018 Porsche Panamera vs Aston Martin Rapide S
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2018 Porsche Panamera vs 2018 Aston Martin Rapide S
Serving North Olmsted, OH
There are several premium-class luxury sedans that deliver top performance, prestige and features. Two leading models are the 2018 Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide S. Each offers premium materials and incredible luxury. We urge you test-drive both, because we think you’ll prefer the Porsche due to its winning style and performance.
Panamera engines are available in three gasoline and two hybrid versions. The most powerful engine is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 coupled to an electric motor, making 680 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque. It mates to a PDK dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels or all four. The Aston Martin Rapide S is equipped with a 6.0-liter V12 turning out 552 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Not only is the Porsche top engine more powerful than Aston Martin’s, it’s also much more fuel efficient, returning 49 MPGe combined compared to 14 city/21 highway mpg for the Rapide S.
The Rapide S top audio system is pretty good, but the Panamera unit is even better. The Porsche top audio is a 1,455-watt, 21-speaker Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound-System, delivering concert hall performance with a three-dimensional soundstage that surrounds occupants distortion with-free sound. This is considered by many to be the best car audio available anywhere. The Aston Martin audio is a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Audio with 1,000 watts.
Panamera provides 4D Chassis Control that coordinates the car’s suspension and chassis systems in response to driving dynamics in all three spatial dimensions. The result is optimal handling and ride. Furthermore, Panamera benefits from adaptive air suspension, Porsche Stability Management System, and torque vectoring technology. The Sport Package adds rear-wheel steering and launch control. Panamera provides precise steering and handling, as well as an enormously comfortable ride. Aston Martin is famous for its handling and the Rapide S provides good steering feel with a three-stage adaptive damping system.
We invite you to visit our Porsche dealership and take a test-drive of the 2018 Panamera. You’ll love our attentive customer service, so stop by today!
* Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.
** EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.