Aston Martin Rapide

Présentation

The Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door, high-performance sport saloon, which British luxury marque Aston Martin plans to introduce in early 2010 to compete with the Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, along with the upcoming Audi A7, Porsche Panamera, and Lamborghini Estoque.

It was first presented as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in 2006.

The car is based on an Aston Martin DB9. The estimated price for the Rapide is around $260,000 US Dollars, although it is too soon to predict its price on the US market, the Rapide should be in full production in the US by Late 2010-early 2011.

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 2010 and the factory plans to build 2,000 per year.

The production version will feature a full-length glass roof and LED light bars on the rear end, two firsts for Aston Martin.

Specifications

  • Estimated Unit Price: $260,000 (USD)
  • Engine: 6.0 L V12
  • Power: 470 bhp (350 kW; 477 PS)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 5.1 seconds

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