Aston Martin Rapide Ready for Delivery

Aston Martin has announced that the following weeks will see the first Rapides being delivered to customers.

The company has held a “warm reception” for both customers and members of media to introduce the model and is now ready to start deliveries to its 125 showrooms in 34 countries.

A new chapter in Aston Martin’s modern era has officially begun; with the first four-door Rapide sports cars leaving the Aston Martin Rapide Plant (AMRP) for delivery to eagerly awaiting customers,” stated the press release.

The Rapide can accommodate four passenger and offers a luggage space of 301 liters, while delivering “an engaging driving experience synonymous with all Aston Martins”. The elegant sedan is powered by a hand-built 6.0 liter V12 engine that produces 477 hp at 6,000 rpm and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) at 5,000 rpm. The powerplant is mated to a six speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission that allows the driver to change gear automatically or manually, using the steering column-mounted magnesium paddles.

Unveiled in production form at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009 to worldwide acclaim, the Aston Martin Rapide encapsulates the values of Aston Martin in a four-door sports car with unrivalled performance, extremely high levels of craftsmanship and exceptionally elegant design. The Rapide is a car to savour and share, an expressive sports grand tourer that extends the Aston Martin experience to an entire family, a group of colleagues or other performance enthusiasts. Beauty, power and practicality have never been presented so seductively,” stated the press release.
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