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

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'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

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