Aston Martin Rapide caught testing at the Nurburgring

Aston Martin Rapide caught testing at the Nurburgring

After showing off the One-77 mockups , V12 Vantage , DBS Volante and Lagonda concept all in Geneva, Aston Martin had us forgetting about the Rapide . Maybe Aston hoped everyone was distracted long enough that it could take the sedan out to its Nurburgring test facilities for a little undisguised fun. Unfortunately from Aston, and fortunate for us, a spy photographer was there to catch the run around the ring.

Although its not great surprise, the Rapide carries more than a passing resemblance to the DB9 and DBS , which will also share a chassis with the sedan. The Rapide will also likely share the 6.0-liter V12 with its coupe siblings. It should have at least 450 hp when the car hits the streets in 2010.

Source: AutoExpress

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