• Oct 2, 2009

Aston Martin Rapide - Click above to watch the video after the jump

After seeing the production Aston Martin Rapide at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, we're pretty sure it's one of the most attractive sedans ever produced. And now that we've seen the sleek looking sedan in motion, we're 100 percent sure the Rapide is a winner.

Aston Martin has released a simply stunning video of the Rapide in various stages of development, from the skid pad to the Nurburgring, kicking off with a 50 second montage with just enough Rapide to keep us interested, then another 30 seconds in the garage. From there, the Rapide heads over to Germany for some hot-lapping, then the video crescendos at the Stelvio Pass in northern Italy for some powertrain development. Hit the jump to view the video for yourself, you'll be happy you took the three minutes out of your day.






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      • 5 Years Ago
      I didn't know Austin Martin use sparco seats....
      • 5 Years Ago
      That was very enlightening. NOT
      • 5 Years Ago
      Absolutely gorgeous car and that setting that they were driving in in Italy is breathtaking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sexiest front engined car lineup on the market. maybe ever. Definitely currently.

      profile doesn't get much purer than that. Good that they all look related, because they all look hot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The car is beautiful, but only because its basically a stretched DB9. I wish that Aston Martin had put a bit more effort in differentiating it from the rest of their line up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dear Porsche,

      Retire from making sedans.

      Love,
      Aston Martin
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great car!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Aston Martin Rapide > Porsche Panamera

      (yes, we know the Porsche will have better performance #'s)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing video, for an amazing car. I swear if I ever get rich, I WILL own an Aston Martin. They are by far my favorite high end cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      okay ferrari, lambo, and especially porsche, just need to give up. aston martin already nailed it and have released the best looking sedan ever
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, sadly the Panamera is just fugly compared to this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        agreed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        CLS? its kinda a icon.....
        • 5 Years Ago
        I checked the Ferrari model line-up (well not really) and I didn't spot any sedans. Last time I checked they were building proper sports cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      DOES WANT! *drools*
      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing eats Panamera for breakfast.
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