2011 Aston Martin Rapide: Prices, Specs, Photos & Review

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Aston Martin Rapide

2011 Aston Martin Rapide: Prices, Specs, Photos #038; Review

It might have been a possible suspect that the Aston Martin’s 4 door Rapide would probably look like the extruded DB9. The 2011 Aston Martin Rapide has been termed as the “handsome and elegant transformation of the DB9 and Aston design heritage into a 4-door sports car .” Moreover, Rapide is also not the answer to Panamera of Porsche. The German car is a true 4 seater.

But, the English car is a more a generous 2+2 with extra doors. Porsche had made quite some compromises with the design and packaging, which had resulted in the provision of interior room, but this, has resulted in the costing of Panamera in the elegance factor. But in the case of Aston, this has just been the reverse.

Under the Aston Rapide is an aluminum structure which is said to provide the same stiffness to the 4-door as there in the 2-door brethren. The front suspension of the Aston Rapide has come from the DB9. The back of the car is accompanied by a new sub frame and a saddle fuel tank to maximize rear load area.

Except the rear fender structure (steel) and the front fenders and rear tailgate (SMC composite), all that you shall see in the exterior of the car uses aluminum. All of this has been assembled in Graz, Austria.

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In the interior of the Astor Rapide is the leather-skinned interior which one would normally expect from Aston, with appropriate wood and brushed metal trim. Because of the plenty of room available in the front side, there shall be quite easy entry and exit to the front seats. The entry to the car is not difficult, but it actually might require a little bit of fore-thought.

Once you would have made it in to the deeply carved seat, they you shall definitely feel cozy. The credits for this relaxation go to the tall full-length center console that supplies face-level cooling vents and HVAC controls.

Moreover, if you are a kind of person going on long holidays with family, then the car would even provide enough space for your family’s luggage in the back. This can even be achieved by the folding up of the rear seats. But, in any case, you are actually required to pack light. In the same light as DB9, the 4300-lb Aston Rapide has got the 6.0-liter V-12 with 470 bhp at 6000 rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm.

Equipped with a rear-mounted 6-speed automatic, 0-60 mph comes up in 5.1 seconds, and the acceleration curve climbing to 184 mph. Looks amazing, right?

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