2010 Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin’s much-anticipated Rapide sedan has finally broken cover with an official pic, and it’s gorgeous.
The big sedan will go head-to-head with Porsche’s bloated Panamera and try to take some starch out of Mercedes, BMW and Audi as the big sedan war heats up.
“The Rapide will be the most elegant four-door sports car in the world,” Dr. Ulrich Bez, company CEO, said in a press release. “It completes the Aston Martin range while conveying our established attributes of power, beauty and soul.” And spectacular styling.
Back before the economy cratered and auto sales tanked, it seemed everyone and his brother was promising a big sedan with power to match. Even companies that really have no business building sedans – coughPorsche coughLamborghini – were arguing they simply must have a four-door high-performance sedan if they are to compete.