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Old 16th April 2009, 14:56   #46
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Somehow I doubt whether this is a genuine pic, but if it is.....

Absolutely stunning !! I was a little skeptical, and I don't like the looks of Astons anyway but this one just beats everything. FINALLY a sedan that makes a Quattroporte look, well, not ordinary but second place atleast.

Rear door almost looks like an afterthought lol. Completely inverted door proportions as compared to, say, a Maybach 62.

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SOme better pics of the Beast from the net

Aston Martin DB9 Sedan - Rapide - Production Version - Video & Photos on Pg 7-2006astonmartinrapideconceptfod1600x1200.jpg

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This is the official picture of the production Aston Martin Rapide.
It's by far the most gorgeous 4-door i have ever seen! How does Aston succeed in making such beautiful cars? Other automakers like Porsche must learn from Aston, how to make a beautiful 4-door coupe.

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Thanks for posting the Production car's pics. I think the one I have posted are of the Concept car.
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The Car looks AWESOME!! Kudos to Aston!! Atleast they know how to make a 4 door Super fast Super Luzury Coupe!!!
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But who exactly is buying these type of cars ? what is the functionality of the rear seats in such high performance cars ?
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Looks absolutely STUNNING!!! If this is priced around the same as the Panamera, I think we can safely say that the first Porsche sedan will die a quiet death
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But who exactly is buying these type of cars ? what is the functionality of the rear seats in such high performance cars ?
I guess its catering to those who crave power, as well as some extra functionality.Talk about high profile execs, probably TV/movie personalities et all.

Smart looking machine this is!! Love it!
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Wow..Aston Martin has reatined the shape of the 2 Door coupe but has 4 doors now.
really amazing.rest of the Quatroportes..Panamara,Maserati..even Ferrari beta version had to harness the shape.
This is a wonder from Gayden.
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Looks absolutely STUNNING!!! If this is priced around the same as the Panamera, I think we can safely say that the first Porsche sedan will die a quiet death
Rest assured it'll cost almost twice the Panamera!! Now THIS is how a 'four door coupe' should like..The four door concept has been beautifuly integrated with the DB9 sillhoutte.retaining the lines as well as the originality! Awesome.
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But who exactly is buying these type of cars ? what is the functionality of the rear seats in such high performance cars ?
If the Quattroporte sells, so will this and the Panamera. And frankly, I'd like to assume the 30-something millionaires are bored enough of their RR's / Bentleys (sniff ) to try out something more youthful and purposeful like this.

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Looks absolutely STUNNING!!! If this is priced around the same as the Panamera, I think we can safely say that the first Porsche sedan will die a quiet death
Chances of that are zilch IMO.
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Finally, we can now show you pictures of a completely uncovered Aston Martin Rapide, thanks to photographer Simon Gregg. Gregg submitted the photos to the good folks at CAR Online, who quickly posted the pics online.

Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman once said, "We wanted to make the most beautiful four-door sports car in the world." The British automaker seems to have come very close to achieving their goal.

Although the car is not expected to be introduced to the public until September's Frankfurt Motor Show, these photos show a car that will be stiff competition with rival Porsche. The $89,000 to $132,600 Porsche Panamera luxury sports car was recently introduced to the public with a 3.6 liter six cylinder generating 300 hp, a 400 horsepower 4.8 liter V8 engine, and a 500 hp turbocharged V8.

While pricing is unknown for the Rapide, it will come with a 6.0-liter V12 generating 470 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque paired with a responsive Touchtronic gearbox. Performance figures have not been released, but we expect the Rapide to post numbers that are in between the two Porsche Panamera V8 models. Those cars go 0-60 mph in either 4 seconds or 4.8 seconds, depending on which engine is chosen.

For photographer Simon Gregg, the looks of the car have completely exceeded expectations. "This new addition from Aston Martin is most certainly going beat the Porsche Panamera in the style stakes!" he told CAR Online. "It has the same aggresive look of the Vanquish from the rear and even offers the appearance of being a two-door car, rather than a four-door when viewed from certain angles."

Unfortunately, Gregg was not able to get pictures of the interior. He did say that vehicle has four individual seats, thanks to the center console which splits the entire cabin down the middle. "The facia and interior door panels share the styling found in the current DBS and V8 range. Rear access is via a Vantage-style rear hatch, which will make loading up very easy," he said.

Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez previously said, "The Rapide will exist in a class all of its own, a true Aston Martin with the high performance and dynamic excellence that defines the brand, and a luxurious sporting grand tourer without equal."

Looks like he wasn't lying.

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WOW , I need one ,but i am poor to own one. Nice Pictures Hanmust.
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Now this is the kind of design I like on a sports car.
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Killer looks man !!! Hardly looks like a 4 door.
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