• Aston Rapide Sports saloon number one gets factory send-off

Aston Martin celebrated an important milestone in the company’s history when the very first Rapide sports car was rolled out of the brand’s very own Rapide Plant in Graz, Austria.

According to Aston Martin, the new Rapide, which made its debut as a concept car back in 2006 at the Detroit Motor Show, will be available in a number of the company’s 125 showrooms covering over 34 countries all over the world. Prices for the four-door sports car are $199,950 in the US and around £139,950 in the UK.

Despite the three-and-something-year-wait for the road version of the Rapide to become more than just a pipe dream, fans of Aston Martin have already voiced their excitement with the release of the company’s latest toy. So, while the price tag may be steeper than most, expect the Rapide to post strong sales numbers in the months after the car hits dealerships all over the world. The wait sure has been worth it.


Source: Aston Martin

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  (542) posted on 05.11.2010

So what would be the answer of the Porsche Panamera to the Rapide Sports Saloon?

  (462) posted on 05.10.2010

If they want to save the old factory, just buy the damn thing. Use your own money to save it. I get frosted by "protesters" who want to use other people’s money.

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