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With Aston Martin now profitable, company boss Ulrich Bez is working to expand the line, beating the Panamera to the punch by debuting his new Rapide at the Detroit show. Top Gear's got a sneak preview of the new four-portal, S-Class-size car, built (surprise!) on the VH architecture that underpins the DB9 and Vantage. The British automaker plans to put the car into production starting next year. Scrilla that must be dropped to take one home? $250k. Take that, Flying Spur.

The art of fourplay [Top Gear via Dubspeed]

Aston Martin Planning High-Performance V8 Vantage [Internal]