​Aston Martin Considering Selling Electric Rapide In Two To Three Years

Aston Martin needs to do something to get its emissions in check and keep its glorious V12s alive, so it’s launched a research project for an electric version of the Rapide and it’s looking to Silicon Valley for partnerships. » 3/31/15 3:12pm Yesterday 3:12pm

First Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

There’s no denying that Aston Martin is in the business of making cars look and sound like wonderful, mechanical works of art. These aren’t things people buy simply to satisfy a basic craving. A desire enters the mind, and it must be satiated. This desire can start down in your brain, your heart, or in the pit of… » 6/28/13 3:43pm 6/28/13 3:43pm

Watch this guy destroy his Aston Martin Rapide

Surfboard designer Roberto Ricci can afford a $210,000 Aston Martin Rapide luxury sedan. Unfortunately, there was no money left over for sense, driving skill, or an attitude adjustment. » 10/24/11 5:05pm 10/24/11 5:05pm

First Aston Martin Rapide Crash

Not to be upstaged by the crash-happy Ferrari 458, a Dutch driver's gone and smashed up an Aston Martin Rapide. No details, but it looks like the poor svelte sedan took it from both ends. [AutoJunk.nl via GTSpirit] » 9/10/10 9:30am 9/10/10 9:30am

Over The River And Through The Woods: Top Ten Christmas Sleds

Globally, Christmas weather is everything from tropical rainforest or frozen snow-piled wasteland. Although everyone wants to get over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, these are the ten best vehicles for the job with presents in tow. » 12/24/09 12:15pm 12/24/09 12:15pm

Panamera Wishes It Looked This Good: An Aston Martin Rapide High-Res…

Aston's taking its sweet time getting more than a handful of decent shots of the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide out. It's kind of like a Porsche Panamera, but you know, attractive to look at. Here's a slew of new photos. » 11/03/09 12:00pm 11/03/09 12:00pm

2010 Aston Martin Rapide Finally Ready For Production

We first saw the production 2010 Aston Martin Rapide almost a year ago, now the four-door Aston is finally getting its official unveiling. Take note Porsche Panamera, this is how you do a beautiful four-door. » 9/15/09 9:00am 9/15/09 9:00am

Production Aston Martin Rapide Shows Off SexyBack In Parking Lot

Simon Gregg of the seemingly always-on-the-ball-when-it-comes-to-Aston-Martin Car Magazine stumbled upon this production model of the all-new Aston Martin Rapide sport sedan sunning itself in a parking lot without a single trace of camouflage. » 6/10/09 7:45am 6/10/09 7:45am

Aston Martin Rapide: 470 HP Super Sedan Officially Hot

The Aston Martin Rapide four-door super-saloon has officially been uncovered in this first-look image. With flowing body work and a 6.0-liter V12 doling out 470HP and 442 lb-ft of torque, this is one sexy sedan. » 4/14/09 11:00am 4/14/09 11:00am

"Official" 2010 Aston Martin Rapide CAD Images Rendered

Autocar has published what they claim to be official images of the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide rendered from final CAD data on the car. Surprise! It looks a lot like the concept car. » 1/30/09 10:30am 1/30/09 10:30am

Aston Martin Rapide: Hot Rear Action

Mere weeks after showing you the supposed first rendering of the Aston Martin Rapide from the front we've got this supposed rear end shot of the new Aston to add to our collection. » 12/12/08 10:00am 12/12/08 10:00am

Ferrari Sedan Designed By Fanboy; We'll Take A Pinin Instead

With the likes of the Porsche Panamera » 9/29/08 2:20pm 9/29/08 2:20pm, and super sedans coming to the , it made sense for young Russian designer Krasnov Igor to render up his idea of what a Ferrari four-door should look like. Thankfully, there likely won't be such a product, but if there will, we sure hope it doesn't look much like Igor's design.…

Aston Martin Rapide Captured On Video At Nürburgring

As the development timing of the pending crop of super saloons converges, the Nürburgring is getting crowded these days and the Aston Martin Rapide is one seeing track time. Now it's been snagged on video and it certainly makes a fun sound. From the looks of things, it's going to be quite a battle royal when the… » 5/02/08 11:00am 5/02/08 11:00am

Aston Martin Rapide, Now With Glass Roof, Still With Four Doors

We've already seen the four-door Aston Martin Rapide sitting pretty almost completely sans camouflage. This time we've caught the Aston Martin that Ford didn't want to build in a similarly disrobed state as it kicked off some hot-lapping of the infamous Nürburgring. These shots do show off one heretofore unknown… » 4/01/08 9:00am 4/01/08 9:00am

Aston Martin Rapide Spotted Undisguised

We've been waiting for a while now to see the Aston Martin Rapide four-door coupe finally go into production, and it looks like the fine fellows at World Car Fans managed to get their hands on some photos of a near-production version filling up at a local gas station (where local is somewhere in Britain). We've… » 1/17/08 12:00pm 1/17/08 12:00pm

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… » 3/16/07 2:05pm 3/16/07 2:05pm

What's in Aston's Cards? Let the Buyer Sort of Beware

It's radio silence regarding which consortium of billios or maker of fine goods both dry and wet will assume ownership of Aston Martin. But the UK's Autocar reports on the luxury carmaker's future with or without current owner Ford. Following a successful sales year (7,000 units), Aston execs plan a momentum boost to… » 2/09/07 12:03pm 2/09/07 12:03pm

Ach! Rapide!: AutoBild Tests Aston's New Four-Door

Our multilingualist friends at Eurocar Blog clued us to AutoBild's test drive of the upcoming Aston Martin Rapide. What do the Germans have to say about it? (phonetics ours):
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Yes, somewhere in the world, "Hogan's Heros" is on.

Bez: Rapide is Go, Due Before Panamera

Ulrich Bez is determined to beat his old masters to market by getting the Aston Rapide out the door before Porsche puts the Panamera on sale in 2009. Bez, of course, has a running start on the Porschies, as the Panamera concept debuted at Detroit back in January. "We're not taking any orders yet. But the car will be… » 5/23/06 10:28pm 5/23/06 10:28pm

More Detroit Votin': Wall Street Journal Asks You to Weigh In

If we remember correctly, the Wall Street Journal was one of the news organizations that had its own reserved spot in Cobo Hall's Michelin Media Center. (Why are media centers seemingly always sponsored by tire companies?) So no doubt, Joseph B. White didn't have to contend with crappy Wi-Fi and a dearth of Ethernet… » 1/16/06 2:57pm 1/16/06 2:57pm