No, that's the original Rapide above, an early sixties four-door Lagonda saloon based on the Aston Martin DB4 sports car. The new Rapide, shown below, will be a V12 saloon based on the platform used for the DB9 and Vantage sports cars, according to Autocar.

The wheelbase is stretched nearly 10 inches over the DB9, and the Rapide will be about 12 inches longer overall.

If the Vantage targets the latest incarnation of Porsche's 911, then the Rapide would be aimed squarely at Porsche's planned Panamera, although the Rapide could see production as early as 2008, well before the Porsche is scheduled to appear.


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