"Official" 2010 Aston Martin Rapide CAD Images Rendered

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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.

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We've seen an official image of the new Aston Martin Rapide super saloon already, and if these images purport any differences than those older, much larger images, we can't see them. Well, except this set is rendered in white so you can actually see all the lines.

Illustration for article titled "Official" 2010 Aston Martin Rapide CAD Images Rendered
Illustration for article titled "Official" 2010 Aston Martin Rapide CAD Images Rendered
Illustration for article titled "Official" 2010 Aston Martin Rapide CAD Images Rendered
Illustration for article titled "Official" 2010 Aston Martin Rapide CAD Images Rendered
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The production version gets a more radical vent strake treatment stretching through drivers door and terminating at the leading edge of the passenger door, much longer than the concept. It also does away with the machined exterior fuel cap, which is no surprise, and surprisingly goes to clear lens tail lamps from colored ones on the concept (not a choice we would have made). The full length roof glass still remains so expect some suspension wizardry to counteract all that roll-center raising heft. [

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Rob Emslie

I still question how the rear door opens with that erect-nipple swage element butting up against the rear of the front door.

You know what would really look good on this car? Me behind the wheel. Oh yeah, that's right, uh huh.