Aston's Future: Rapide Stays in the Pipeline

With Aston Martin sliding into the aegis of Prodrive's David Richards and his consortium of Kuwaiti interests, some wondered what would become of the upcoming Rapide four-door. As it turns out, Aston will continue preparing the new model for production, a plan made public following the Rapide concept's launch in Detroit last year. Chief executive, Ulrich Bez says the Rapide could arrive on its original schedule. That is, in time for a 2010 launch, adding 1,000 to 2,000 cars to the company's output. We figure if we put aside a few thousand a month rather than pay rent, we may have a shot at one of the first thousand. Oh, sweet delayed gratification.

Confirmed: Production Version of the Aston Martin Rapide [Edmunds]

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