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.