2011 Aston Martin Rapide Preview


Critical Facts:
  • All-new model
  • Aston Martin'sfirst modern 4-door sedan
  • Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission
  • Standard adaptive damping suspension
  • Standard 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system

Fast Facts:
  • Hand-assembled, 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine standard
  • Rated at 470 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Rear-wheel drive appeals to driving enthusiasts
  • Auto Adaptive Damping suspension adjusts based on road conditionsanddriver inputs
  • 20-inch wheels with 245/40R20 front tires and 295/35R20 rear

Aston Martin has been manufacturing performance-oriented vehicles fornearly a century. Based in the United Kingdom, this low-volumemanufacturer specializes in sports cars. In all of its years, only onemodel, the Aston Martin Lagonda, was a 4-door sedan. All-new for 2011is the Aston Martin Rapide-considered to be the automaker's firstmodern 4-door sedan. The all-new Rapide will compete in the rarefiedsedan segment occupied by the MaseratiQuattroporte and PorschePanamera-although it will be priced significantly higher than both.

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