New Aston Martin Rapide Production Version caught Uncovered (spy photos)

10 06 2009

The all-new Aston Martin Rapide sports car has spied completely uncovered sitting in a parking lot. The car is scheduled to be introduced at the September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, these photos show a car that will be stiff competition with rival Porsche Panamera, that cost from $89,000 to $132,600.

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The new Rapide will come with a 6.0-liter V12 generating 470 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque matching with a responsive Touchtronic gearbox. Performance records have not been released, but we assume the Rapide to situation records that are between the two Porsche Panamera V8 models, a 3.6 liter six cylinder generating 300 hp, a 400 horsepower 4.8 liter V8 engine, and a 500 hp turbocharged V8. Those cars go 0-60 mph in either 4 seconds or 4.8 seconds, depending on which engine is special.

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First Official Images of the Aston Martin Rapide Leaked

30 01 2009

The first official images of the Production Aston Martin Rapide leaked onto the web. The new Rapide based on a long-wheelbase DB9 model and powered by a 480bhp, 6.0-litre V12, the £140k Aston Martin Rapide should slot between the DB9 and DBS in the visitors’s sort. Also it will have a six-speed ZF auto gearbox with Aston’s Touchtronic control.

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The exterior, styling line running along the front wing and door is new, but otherwise the Rapide’s skin follows the beautiful, swooping look of the model, but with crisper shoulders and bonnet creases. The front apron also features a cleaner look, with a record thick sink air intake. The concept — and prototypes — featured close inlets whichever part of the lower air intake.

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