Aston Martin Rapide fresh images and details

Aston Martin Rapide fresh images and details

Aston Martin Rapide fq

Aston Martin has released a fresh images and further technical details of its upcoming Rapide four-door sedan. A full-time four-seater, the Rapide boasts two individual seats in the rear, which in 2+2 fashion are separated by a wide centre console that extends from the front to the rear of the cabin.

Based on an extended version of the DB9’s aluminium platform, the Rapide marks Aston Martin’s first foray into a four-door sports sedan.

In terms of powerplants, Aston’s 350kW 6.0 litre V12 sits under the Rapide’s alloy bonnet, mated to a six-speed Touchtronic auto.

Although weighing close to 2000kg the Rapide does the 0-100km/h sprint in under 5.0 seconds and a tops out at around 288km/h.

Clever work by the design team means the Rapide is only 63.5mm taller and 254mm longer than the DB9. The rear doors are small but rear legroom is much more generous than that offered by the DB9.

The production version of the Rapide debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, with global deliveries scheduled to begin early next year.

Here in NZ we can expect to see the first Rapides by mid-year 2010.

Check out the new images of the Aston Martin Rapide in the gallery below.

Aston Martin Rapide fq

Aston Martin has released a fresh images and further technical details of its upcoming Rapide four-door sedan. A full-time four-seater, the Rapide boasts two individual seats in the rear, which in 2+2 fashion are separated by a wide centre console that extends from the front to the rear of the cabin.

Based on an extended version of the DB9’s aluminium platform, the Rapide marks Aston Martin’s first foray into a four-door sports sedan.

In terms of powerplants, Aston’s 350kW 6.0 litre V12 sits under the Rapide’s alloy bonnet, mated to a six-speed Touchtronic auto.

Although weighing close to 2000kg the Rapide does the 0-100km/h sprint in under 5.0 seconds and a tops out at around 288km/h.

Clever work by the design team means the Rapide is only 63.5mm taller and 254mm longer than the DB9. The rear doors are small but rear legroom is much more generous than that offered by the DB9.

The production version of the Rapide debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, with global deliveries scheduled to begin early next year.

Here in NZ we can expect to see the first Rapides by mid-year 2010.

Check out the new images of the Aston Martin Rapide in the gallery below.

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