Aston Martin Rapide

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That is one gorgeous looking car.
But that back seat…

Sure, it’s better than a pure 2 door coupe. At least for kids.
To be honest, that guy might just be super tall, who knows.

But if he is, I don’t see why Aston Martin would let these pictures out.

Conversation 19 comments

  1. I am absolutely disgusted by that backseat…I can't buy a car that doesn't seat ALL occupants comfortably….not that I have money for this thing.

    Such a dissapointment for such a beautiful car.

  2. Judging by those pictures, both the exterior and the interior of the Aston are so much nicer than those of the Porsche.

    The interior seems to be problematic, though. The guy is either a giant or the car's head room is pretty small, not to mention how cramped the legs of the guy are. Also, it seems like the center console is very wide, so I wonder if it feels as spacious by any dimension as a 4-door should. If the center console was narrower, it would open up the cabin.

    I won't be buying any car like this, but still, it looks gorgeous and must be pretty great to drive as well.

  3. Nah, look at the roof line. He's a short guy in a car with no headroom, chewing his knees no less. The guy in front is tiny too; his head barely clears the headrest.

  4. Aston Martins are the most beautiful cars on the road. Too bad they're sooooooo expensive. I guess i'll wait till i win the lottery

  5. Wow, exterior looks so much nicer than the Porsche Panamera.

    Vince, please find out the story for us behind the back seat. Honestly, you'd think a car of that size would have more rear passenger room.

  6. Beautiful exterior. But that back seat is bizarre. Why would the armrest be so high? It doesn't seem very dignified. Hopefully this picture is somehow not an accurate representation of the production Rapide.

  7. Yup, that's Steve Cropley alright. I seem to recall that somewhere around the 6'3 or 6'4 mark, and by his own admission, not exactly waifish in his proportions.

    I'm pretty sure the back seat of the Rapide would be more than comfortable and spacious enough for a 5'7 short-arse such as myself 😛

  8. The back seat looks like a torture chamber. Not sure what the point of this car is, except to copy the Porsche Panamera which is the ugliest car they have ever made.

  9. If this was a hyundai you guys would have said the side looks close to the Janguar XF. After the 2006 Kia Soul concept came out, all of a sudden side grilles are popular again even though Landrover has been doing it for years. The Ford Focus has it, the Saturn Vue, Taurus, This Aston, Kia Soul, I could go on for ever. The the CTS has it. But it's just the Koreans copying. If Toyota did it it's 100% original.

  10. From the inside, this looks like a Dodge Charger's greenhouse. But since it's not a Hyundai no one said that.

  11. There seems to be a growing conglomerate of sports car companies making non-sports cars. comparing this to a Panamera is like comparing two bags of trash, when in reality they belong in the dumpster. If your bread and butter is making beautiful sports cars, then stick with what you know and what your good at. That's why we have Audi, BMW, and Mercedes.
    What's next, an F430 sedan?

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