2010 Aston Martin Rapide Production Version review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 28 September 2009 , 12:09:59 byAngela

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Aston Martin Rapide Production Version

Aston Martin will soon unveil the most eagerly awaited cars of 2009 at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show. To be more precise, we are talking about the elegant Rapide, a model that provides space for up to 4 adults combined with an engaging driving experience available of all Aston Martin cars. The rear of the model has been intelligently packaged to create a space where passengers feel a part of the driving experience with clear views to the front and sides. The luggage compartment features a movable bulkhead to permit access from the rear cabin while the rear seats fold flat at the touch of a button to create a flat loading space increasing the luggage compartment from 301 liters to 750 liters. Under the hood, the model features a 6.0-liter V12 engine capable of developing 470 BHP and 600 Nm of torque. all the output is being sent to the wheels through a specifically tuned 6-speed Touch-Tronic 2 automatic transmission offered as standard, allowing the driver to change gear automatically of manually via a steering column-mounted magnesium paddles. First deliveries will commence at the beginning of 2010 and will be available globally in all Aston Martin dealerships. The price was not revealed yet. All the output will enable the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and to reach a top speed of 188 mph. The Rapide is very easy to recognize as being an Aston Martin model thanks to its extra gracefully doors as its sister models. Strong rear haunches hint at the power that lies beneath creating the classic Aston Martin sports car silhouette. The cabin was exquisitely hand crafted welcoming all occupants. To the front, the familiar dashboard and controls are ergonomically designed to provide the driver with all the information needed to extract the very best from the car. Both rear passengers are treated to their own individual heating and air conditioning operated independently from the front system. For the first time on an Aston Martin, the Rapide features a dual cast brake system.