Aston Martin Rapide unveiled, lookout Panamera!
Supercars usually have two-doors, leading many who can’t afford them to call their drivers selfish, for not sharing the ride with more people at the same time. Thankfully for them, the newest trend in between supercar makers is to create super-sedans, capable of transporting a family of four wherever they want, with speed and in style.
The most hyped out of these Grand Tourers is the Porsche Panamera, which sparked some very biased feedback from auto enthusiasts. Now, UK manufacturer Aston Martin decided to build its own four-door super-sedan, in the form of the Rapide, which was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show today.
After much debate and many rumors, the Rapide has manifested into a production-ready model, with some very impressive performance figures. Powered by a 6-liter V12 engine, build by hand, it will offer 470 HP, available at 6000 rpm, with a torque of 600 Nm (440 lb-ft), available at 5000 rpm. This big engine is coupled to a Touctronic 2 automatic gearbox, with six speeds and flappy magnesium paddles in order to manually change gears if you want.
The Aston Martin Rapide offers plenty of boot space, almost 301 liters, which can get even bigger if you press a button in order to fold down the rear seats, thus attaining 750 liters of space. All of the passengers will be pampered by fine materials, hand-sown leather, individual A/C systems, DVD screens in the back of the front seats and, as a tradition, a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
These are all of the details revealed up until now, but be sure that we will keep you up to date as soon as the UK manufacturer reveals the launch date and the price.
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