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Old 01-04-2006, 08:22 AM
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Aston Martin Rapide 2010-

ASTON SHOWS NEW FOUR-SEAT CRUISER

Aston Martin is to rival Porsche with its new four-door concept car to be unveiled at next week's Detroit motor show.

Four seats and doors and a 450bhp+ V12 form the core package of Aston's new Rapide, which could be in production by 2008. It uses a stretched version of the VH aluminium monocoque platform on which the DB9 and V8 Vantage are based and, even though it's only a concept so far, it could beat Stuttgart's four-door Panamera, due out in 2009, to market.

Motive power for the 1,900Kg Rapide will come from the same motor found in the DB9, uprated from the earlier car's standard 450bhp to 480bhp. The quad-cam V12 will sit in the nose and drive the rear wheels through a rear-mounted, paddle-shift controlled auto 'box.

The car looks to be some five metres long, about 300mm longer than the DB9, and about 40mm higher and wider than the DB9. According to Autocar, the car's creator, designer Marek Reichman, rear access and packaging have given ground to the need to create a shape that's low and sleek.

Just when you thought that Aston would be settling back and counting the pennies from pent-up demand from the DB9 and V8 Vantage, instead it's proved the versatility of the VH platform, and the speed with which it allows the Ford subsidiary to produce new models.

If produced, the Rapide, will cost some 160,000 and be produced at a rate of some 500 a year -- about 10 per cent of Aston's planned total production volumes.

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Old 01-04-2006, 08:25 AM
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I meant there aren't any apart from that picture
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:27 AM
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I meant there aren't any apart from that picture
No. Not yet.

They'll be released next monday and then i'll post them.
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:30 AM
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No. Not yet.

They'll be released next monday and then i'll post them.
I know that, I wasn't the one who made the request, check the requests thread again mate
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:34 AM
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I know that, I wasn't the one who made the request, check the requests thread again mate
Im also aware of that.

I just wasnt sure if you saw my reply in the Requests thread.
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:43 AM
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Im also aware of that.

I just wasnt sure if you saw my reply in the Requests thread.
, I have eyes and ears everywhere...
Look forward to the rest of the images
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:44 AM
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looks kinda odd with the coupe feature on a sedan....
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Hello-I was roaming around when I saw those wallpapers on TG.com!!
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:52 AM
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hmmm BUFF!!!
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:06 AM
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they should name it the Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide

...apart from that its perfect
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the cars not too bad either....
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:28 AM
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OMG i love this car.
the only bad poit i can find is that it wil be a rival of the quatreporte but it wil olso be de rival of the porche that i hate so its good and bad news at the same time
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:30 AM
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Can't wait to see this go head to head with the Quattroporte
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that is hot... you wait til you see what i post in the coming hour or so, that will be a little wilder than this...
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:41 AM
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that is hot... you wait til you see what i post in the coming hour or so, that will be a little wilder than this...
oh I wonder what it will be. A tuned AM perhaps?
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