Aston Martin Rapide: reader spy shots

Published: 09 June 2009 Updated: 26 January 2015

CAR Online reader Simon Gregg has spotted Aston Martin’s new Rapide testing undisguised in the UK. The new four-door Aston will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September, use the company’s familiar 6.0-litre V12 with 470bhp and 443lb ft, and go on sale in early 2010.

As for the exterior and interior details, we’ll leave that to reader Simon Gregg:

‘I spotted the new Aston Martin Rapide on the M4 Westbound on Friday evening. This new addition from Aston Martin is most certainly going beat the Porsche Panamera in the style stakes! It has the same aggresive look of the Vanquish from the rear and even offers the appearance of being a two-door car, rather than a four-door when viewed from certain angles.

‘The interior boasts a centre console which runs all the way through to the rear seating area – a strict four seater! The facia and interior door panels share the styling found in the current DBS and V8 range. Rear access is via a Vantage-style rear hatch, which will make loading up very easy.’

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By Ben Pulman

Ex-CAR editor-at-large