Autos & Vehicles

Aston Martin Rapide

Recommended by as one of the most value car to buy next year, is Aston Martin Rapide – a four-door, high-performance sport saloon based on an Aston Martin DB9. Planned to introduce in early 2010 to compete with the Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, along with the upcoming Audi A7, Porsche Panamera, and Lamborghini Estoque.

Rapide features a hand-built 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 470 bhp (477 PS / 350 kW) with peak power being delivered at 6000 rpm and 600 Nm (443 lbft) peak torque at 5000 rpm. A specifically tuned six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission features as standard, allowing the driver to change gear automatically or manually via the steering column-mounted magnesium paddles.

Elegant, functional, yet luxurious!

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