Aston Martin Rapide

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Finally, the production model is here. And it does not disappoint…

Here is some of the official PR BS:

“The World’s Most Elegant Four-Door Sports Car

* The most elegant four-door sports car in the world
* Accommodates four adults in luxury and comfort
* Benchmark levels of driver engagement and refinement
* Spacious and functional creating a truly versatile Aston Martin sports car

At the heart of every Aston Martin lies an evocative engine providing effortless power and torque: Rapide features a hand-built 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 470 bhp (477 PS / 350 kW) with peak power being delivered at 6000 rpm and 600 Nm (443 lbft) peak torque at 5000 rpm. A specifically tuned six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission features as standard, allowing the driver to change gear automatically or manually via the steering column-mounted magnesium paddles.

Conversation 18 comments

  1. The exterior and interior are both gorgeous, unlike the Panamera, which has a billion buttons on the center stack.

  2. the panamera is worlds more practical, i'm guessing. plus, it drives like a true porsche. i hope this drives as well as it looks 🙂

  3. Why would I want a hand built engine when a robot is far better. That is really NOT a selling point…It is laughable however.

  4. Unlike what the previous poster wrote, nothing is laughable about this car. If the poster knew anything about premium automobiles, he'd know that the Aston engines are extremely reliable.

    It is easily one of the most beautiful saloons ever built. Not something I could rationalize purchasing new but 2-3 years old, certainly. I only wonder why Aston Martin calls this their first sedan when there was the Aston Martin Lagonda of the 70's and 80's.

  5. Awesome seats. Imagine a beautiful woman in her backless dress sitting in front of you. Beautiful cars always carry hotties. Drooling !!!

  6. This is a sweet car. But is it WORTH 10x's the price of the new TARUS SHO? (Both were engineered & styled by FORD). I think I'd pay about 30% over the SHO price for a Rapide. Not 1000%.

  7. It's nice but all it is is a Jaguar XR's greenhouse. If it was a Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Ford, or Honda everyone would say that. But since it's german it's original right? Nice copy from Jaguar. I told you I can get from Acruas to Volvos.

  8. This is one nice aston martin to keep an eye out on. This car will be the nicest exotic sedan on the planet, I cant wait to see one on the road

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