After three years of waiting for the Aston Martin Rapide’s arrival, most of us were pretty impressed with the car’s sleek, proportioned look. The English coach builder put a lot of thought into the lines and dimensions of the car that would make everyone forget about the 4-door Lagonda that was the saloon for Aston Martin during the mid-seventies to late-eighties. Of course, not everyone could appreciate the new 4 door just as it was and that is why Cargraphic has merely whispered a few changes into the Rapide to tweak its near-perfect status.

Cargraphic began the Rapide’s minimalistic transformation with a tail diffuser, wing mirror caps, and a spoiler at the front apron. Then they added a remote-controlled, high-grade, steel flap exhaust with a polished shield. Exhaust counterpressure is lowered by adding a 200 cell catalyst. This system enables the Rapide to produce a few more horsepower, although we assume, since the number is not mentioned, that it is by an insignificant amount.

Finally, Cargraphic replaced the current tire setup with their very own 21 inch light alloy rims surrounded by 255/35R21 tires in the front and 295/30R21 tires in the back. Additional rim designs are available in 20 and 22 inch options with the GT, I-10, and SPORT.

The modest changes in the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide aren’t something to go crazy about, but if one was looking for a Rapide that promotes a tad more style and function then this would be the way to go.

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12 comments:

  (504) posted on 02.23.2011

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. After all, 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.

  (579) posted on 02.23.2011

I think a lot of people that are calling this car ’fail’ are missing the point of this car, supposedly the Cygnet won’t be sold to any customer. You can’t walk off the streets in a Honda expecting to buy this car. Only after purchasing another Aston Martin model can you qualified to buy the Cygnet.

  (447) posted on 02.22.2011

well good thing that the windshield is still intact, i hope his insurance is also include with nature disaster policy..

  (1211) posted on 02.22.2011

awesome review, awesome awesome car... though I’m curious if the DB9 and DBS don’t leave you breathless, what has?

  (274) posted on 10.8.2010

Looks like a Shrunken DBS, and trust me, that is a good thing! It’s more agile than the DBS, and maintains stunning looks and power.

  (159) posted on 09.29.2010

Judging by his name left lane abuse is at the age where all things not totally bad you are.

  (859) posted on 08.9.2010

Trying to improve the looks of an Aston Martin is like trying to give Heidi Klum a facelift. It’s perfectly fine the way it is, and anything you do will make it worse.

  (745) posted on 07.27.2010

It’s perfectly fine the way it is, and anything you do will make it worse.

  (134) posted on 06.1.2010

It seems that Cargraphic has imagined the Rapide with its own GT-R 21-inch light alloy rims wrapped in 255/35R21 tires for the front and 295/30R21 at the back.

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

Stunningly beautiful, looks very aggressive and dang so fast. I bet panamera users will get jealous with it.

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

What a lovely car! The rears are so sexy and the body trim is like a sexy girl that i like to touch.

  (648) posted on 04.28.2010

Trying to improve the looks of an Aston Martin is like trying to give Heidi Klum a facelift. It’s perfectly fine the way it is, and anything you do will make it worse.

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