The Aston Martin Rapide is a concept from the 2006 Detroit
Motor Show. The Rapide revives an Aston Martin name from
the 1960's used for the 4-door Lagonda.
The Aston Martin Rapide concept, itself a 4 door executive
saloon, is based on the still new(ish) Aston
Martin DB9 and Vantage
V8 versatile monoque platform. As such it shares similar
lines and a powerplant identical in size to the DB9, although
power has been raised to 480bhp.
Built and designed by a 12 man team headed by Marek Reichman
over the last six months of 2005, the Rapide is 300mm
longer, 40 mm wider and 40 mm higher than the DB9.
Similar and related vehicles:
Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin Jet 2
Aston Martin DB-ONE