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]

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