Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin
aka Aston Martin Rapide Concept
Production 2010 - present
Class four door supercar
Four-Door Coupe
Body Style 5-door, 4-seat Fastback Hatchback
Length 197.6 in (5019 mm)
Width 84.3 in (2140 mm, w/ mirrors)
Height 53.5 in (1360 mm)
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight 4299 lb (1950 kg)
Transmission 6-speed Touchtronic 2 Manu-matic, RWD
Engine 6.0 litre (5935cc) V12, 48 valve
Power 470 hp (358 kW/487 PS) @ 6000 rpm
443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque @ 5000 rpm
Similar Maserati Quattroporte
Porsche Panamera
Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Audi A7
BMW Gran Turismo
Lamborghini Estoque
Fisker Karma
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door, high-performance sport sedan, which British luxury marque Aston Martin plans to introduce in late 2009 to compete with the Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, along with the upcoming Audi A7, Lamborghini Estoque, Porsche Panamera and BMW Gran Turismo. It was first presented as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in 2006 and will be produced on the AM VH platform. The Rapide name is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, a sedan produced by Lagonda, now part of Aston Martin. The car is based on an Aston Martin DB9.

Aston Martin has announced that the Rapide will be built at a dedicated plant at the Magna Steyr facility in Graz, Austria. Production will start in 2009. One new feature that may appear on the production version is a full-length glass roof.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Aston Martin Rapide Review.

Recent Changes

  • As if the Rapide wasn't sumptuous or luxurious enough, Aston Martin goes one further with the Rapide Luxe Special Edition. Customers can choose from a range of colors including Concours Blue and Quantum Silver. The car rides on 20-inch alloys, just like the standard Rapide, but the wheels wrapped around in Bridgestone Potenza's feature a different, 20-spoke design with a polished finish. Inside, the grain leather that covers almost everything can also be specified in colors from the Fast Track or Contemporary range, matching it to the exterior tones or even creating an interesting contrast. Other visual improvements include unique Rapide Luxe sill plates, main control switches with glass face and a secondary glass key. Ventilated front and rear seats come as standard, alongside the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system that features two 6.5-inch LCD screens, integrated into the back of front seat headrests and "optimally positioned at eye level". The six-piece luggage set, made from the finest leather, can be ordered in the same Fast Track or Contemporary range of colors and consists of a small, two medium and a large hold-all, a beauty case and a garment bag. For details on pricing, buyers will have to contact their local Aston Martin dealer.

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Prodrive Ltd.

Prodrive | Aston Martin | Lagonda | Tickford | Glenn Seton Racing | Aston Martin Racing

Current Models: Vantage · Vantage Volante · DB11 · DBX · DBS Superleggera · Valkyrie

Historic cars: DB1 · DB2 · DB3 · DB2/4 · DB Mark III · DB4 · DB4 GT Zagato · DB5 · DB6 · DBS (1967) · V8 · DB7 · V12 Vantage · DB7 Zagato · DB AR1 · Lagonda · Lagonda Rapide · Virage · Vanquish · DB9 · DBS · V8 Vantage · One-77 · Rapide · Cygnet · V12 Zagato

Racing/Competition: DB3 · DBSS · DBR1 · DBR2 · DBR3 · DBR4 · DBR5 · DP212 · DP214 · DP215 · Nimrod · AMR1 · DBR9 · DBRS9 · Rally GT · Vantage GT2 · Vantage GT4 · LeMans Works LMP1 · Rapide 24h Nurburgring

Concept cars: AM4 · Jet · Bulldog · Jet 2 · Lagonda Vignale · Vanquish Zagato Roadster · 20/20 · AMV8 Vantage · Rapide Concept · V12 Vantage RS Concept · Cygnet Concept

David Brown · David Richards · Ford

Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford Corporate website A brand of Prodrive Ltd.

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