Aston Martin Rapide got green light
The new owners of Aston Martin announced big plans for the company. Aston Martin is considering stepping up production by more than a quarter in the next three years, boosted by the new Rapide model.
The Rapide would add another 1,000 to 2,000 cars to its annual total of 7,000. The Aston Martin factory at Gaydon in Oxfordshire will have to be expanded with a new production line and developments to the body and paint shops.
The Rapide will be the second model to be produced by Aston Martin under its new ownership. Later this year the DBS, the car that appears in the latest Bond film Casino Royale, will be made. The DBS and the Rapide will take Aston Martin’s range to seven cars.