Aston Martin has been talking about producing the four dour Rapide for some time now. It’s basically their version of the Porsche Panamera which, at any angle is simply God awful. One look at the Rapide and you will see that the designers and engineers over at Aston have created a four door sedan that is simply epic. The car is instantly recognizable as an Aston, which is good because they produce some of the most visually stunning vehicles on the planet. It has the same low slung hood line as the DB9 as well as the same power plant: 6.0-liter V12 that produces 477 hp and 443 lb.-tq.
For those of you that have never heard the exhaust note of an Aston Martin in person, I can tell you it’s a true symphonic masterpiece. I’m just amazed they get it to sound so good. The designers have incorporated the rear doors in such a way that the Rapide still looks like a coupe. Opening the newly designed up swept doors reveals an outstanding interior that showcases Aston Martin’s sport inspired history.
Aston Martin’s to me have always been the gentleman’s muscle car. They’re sleek, elegant with the performance to match the looks. Take a look at the video and decide for yourself.