• Dec 12, 2008
Click above for two larger renderings of the production Aston Martin Rapide

A few weeks ago we showed you what we believed to be the first official rendering of the upcoming Aston Martin Rapide four-door sports sedan. That image showed the front three-quarter view of this British beauty. We told you at the time that there was another image allegedly out there that was waiting for a January release. Well, Christmas has come early.

Today we bring you the rear three-quarter shot of this much-anticipated Porsche Panamera rival. This view shows the dramatic sweeping glass roof that carries right down into the rear glass. The tail looks a lot like that on the Vantage, but when you have family genes like those of Aston Martin, that's not a bad thing. We still expect that the Rapide will be powered by a tuned version of the corporate 6.0L V12 producing 500bhp and 420 lb-ft of torque. That should be more than enough to rapidly scoot the Rapide to an anticipated v-max of 180 mph. We can't wait to see it in the flesh.


[Source: 4WheelsNews]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Panamera, eat your heart out...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front 3/4th view is still the best, like with all Astons, but the rear does nothing to take away from the exquisite beauty of the car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This and Lambos Estoque(yes it's proto) are something else surely compared to Panamera.

      Any guesses how many times panamera will still sell over this? :(
      • 6 Years Ago
      4-door perfection with a V12 engine. All there is to be said.

      Ecurie Ecosse blue for me, please, and a new Vantage V8 to match. :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      Everybody else can just go home. This is near perfection. Still, I hope to see some aftermarket tuners using the full potential of that V12. And do I dare say it, I'd rather have this one than the Kleemann CLS CL219...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Zeppelin rules!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Four wheel, four door SEX....'nuf said!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the Panamera.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it a lot. Hopefully pricing will be more in line with the Mercedes CLS63 and Porche Panamera (significantly
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now all I need to do is win the lottery.

      Sign me up for a Raptide when I need to carry people around and an Evora for when it's just me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it still looks to be the nicest 4 door on the market
      • 6 Years Ago
      Unlike the Panamera, that thing is HOT!
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