2010 Aston Martin Rapide Luxe

Let’s face it, when you say Aston Martin Rapide , you think of a high-end luxury sedan. However, it seems not everyone thinks of it that way. Wait, what? That’s right, Aston Martin themselves have designed an even more luxurious sedan than the Rapide. It’s called the Rapide Luxe and it was just unveiled by Aston Martin UK.

The Rapide Luxe provides a combination of highly desirable functional features, a greater choice of paint and leather finishes as standard, and unique features including bespoke accessories.

This new edition will be offered with 20” 20-spoke alloy road wheels with a polished finish, full grain leather interior with a choice of colors from the Fast Track or Contemporary ranges, and a luxury entertainment set for rear passengers. This entertainment set includes a 6-disc DVD player, auxiliary input, wireless headphones, and a remote control. Oh, and, of course, unique Rapide Luxe sill plaques.

However, what is so special about the Aston Martin Rapide Luxe is that it comes with a bespoke 6 Piece luggage set (in any of the Fast Track or Contemporary leather colors) that can be ordered in the same leather as the entire interior.


10 comments:

I love the fact that it has an interesting and awesome technology on its interior that’s why it is not already surprising if why is it too expensive on its market price. Moreover, I must say that I’m not so impressed with its exterior.

Its interior technology is really so great on this Rapide Luxe, which could only give an undoubtedly too expensive market price. I also noticed that they perfectly matched its sporty interior into its exterior, which is more impressive on it.

Aston Martin doesn’t make a lot of cars. That doesn’t mean "Porsche wins". The Vantage is much slower than a 911 Turbo, for example, but that doesn’t mean it wins. I would rather drive an Aston Martin over a Porsche any day of the week. It’s all about personal taste.

I live near to the Aston factory in Warwickshire and the prototypes have been running around here for a while now. This is a truly beautiful car and has huge road presence. I think its going to be a huge hit, when you consider its main rival, the Porsche Panamera.

Bill Towns designed the Lagonda while working for Aston Martin. Afterwards he later freelanced, most notably for Reliant. The Rapide isn’t Aston’s first mass-produced 4-door saloon.

I don’t know why people low-ranked you, you’re right, fail of the year. Why does Aston Martin need this? It looks very out-of-place with what their brand image is.

I like the idea of it, just not the execution. If Aston had actually built their own little car, and stuck a Toyota engine in it, like Lotus, then it might of been really cool. This just looks too much like the IQ, doesn’t seem like they really put too much effort into it.

One thing you’ve got to take into account is the C02 emissions and fleet fuel economy standards. Selling a small car with an Aston badge on it, will reduce fleet CO2 emissions as well as fleet fuel economy.

Aston Martin found out that most people that drive their car in Europe also own a Smart or Mini as their backup vehicle- streets in London are pretty congested. Afterall, Aston Martin sells $50k watches to match your Vantage, they decided that wanted to sell a practical "accessory car" along with their ’real’ Aston Martin purchase.

It’s very luxurious looking for a car design into perfection.

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