Even if everyone already knows exactly what to expect from the new four door Aston, and was already know what it will look like, the Prodrive owned automaker has not announced anything saying that the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide is official yet. So whenever another rendering or spy shot of the car surfaces, it is still big news. The all-new Aston Martin Rapide is set to be unveiled sometime in 2010 and will be priced in the $200,000 range.
The Rapide is built on the automaker’s VH (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture, the same construction as the DB9 and will be powered by a 6.0 Liter V12 engine that will be tuned to deliver a maximum output of 470 HP and a peak of 443 lb-ft of torque. The mighty power plant will be mated to an example of Aston’s Touchtronic automated manual transmission, which provides the functionality of a normal automatic transmission via the push buttons mounted on the dash as well as offering a manual mode that takes full advantages of the wheel mounted paddle shifters.