• Sep 23, 2009
Aston Martin Rapide - click above image for hi-res gallery

First of all, does Aston Martin really need a Facebook page? Really? Is the brand actually helped by comments like this, "Aston Martins...the most sexy sports car ever manufactured;)sooo sexy even sexier in red!" We're guessing no. Then again, Aston's relentless pursuit of James Bond marketing hoopla (remember, in Fleming's books, 007 typically drove Bentleys) does show that they like their cars in the public eye. Plus, social networking is the new black PR. And unlike a certain Honda, it seems that most Facebookers like the way that Aston Martins look.

Case in point: Aston has just dropped eleven pics of the long-anticipated four-door Rapide onto its Facebook profile. Granted, these are the same production pics we got with the press materials in Frankfurt, but still. Now they're on Facebook, which we guess is the natural progression of things. Also, any of you find anything about the pictures a little off-putting? Like how the family in them just ain't that British looking? In fact, they appear kinda more like a Scandinavian dream. Something's just... off. Thanks to Christopher for the tip!



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      • 5 Years Ago
      The rear looks really good. That was the only part that looks bad on the Panamera.
      • 5 Years Ago
      While a terrible statement to make, it is really hard to argue against it.
      I would say that it is largely true.
      • 5 Years Ago
      have seen the Rapide two days ago at the IAA in Frankfurt, it is just beautyfull...next to it the Panamera looks like ugly sh_t (I am German!) But the sad true will be Porsche will sell Panamera like hotdogs and Aston Martin will hardly sell any numbers of the Rapide... the Cayenne has shown the world that most people with money have no taste for beauty... put Porsche sticker on and you can sell the uglyest vehicle in the world to the rich for big money..
      • 5 Years Ago
      How much is this going to cost? If it is in the range of the Panamera, I'll bet the Rapide will crush the hunchbacked Panamera in sales.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That family looks like a bunch of Orange County yuppies. Maybe the background came from a 5-series GT brochure? Doesn't it look like the family pictured would have a 5-series GT instead of a Rapide?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Moar pics of the mom and daughter please!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't care. That's the lifestyle I want.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Beautiful.
      Much nicer than the Panamera.
      You have to love the swan doors.
      This should sell well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's the lighting that is off. It looks like some 50's plastic model style, indoors, in a department store.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love the house too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      lieberman could you please define what you mean by not british looking family? or what is the difference between scandinavian looking family and a non muslim british family?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I mean, England had such a rich history. Now it being over run.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You mean there's people in the pictures. I hadn't noticed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like how the doors open up ^.
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