- Body Type: Sedan
- Main Dealer Service History
- 114,667 Km
- Year Built: 2010
- Trans: Automatic
- Ext color: Obsidian Black
- Int color: Sandstorm
The Aston Martin Rapide is a 5-door, 4-seater, high-performance sports saloon, which the British luxury marque Aston Martin introduced in early 2010. It was first presented as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in 2006 and the production version was shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Aston Martin Rapide concept at the 2006 North American International Auto Show
The Rapide name is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, a five-door, four-seater saloon produced by Lagonda, now a part of Aston Martin. The new Rapide is the company’s first 5-door fastback saloon since the Lagonda which was discontinued in 1990. The Rapide is based on the DB9 and is underpinned by the Aston Martin VH platform.
The first cars rolled off the production line in May 2010, initially built at a dedicated plant at the Magna Steyr facility in Graz, Austria.
The factory initially planned to build 2,000 cars per year, but production was relocated to England in 2012 after sales did not meet production targets.
The Rapide is powered by a 5,935 cc (5.9 L; 362.2 cu in) V12 engine, generating a maximum power output 476 PS (350 kW/ 470 BHP) and torque of 600 N⋅m. The car is rear-wheel drive and has a 6-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission. The Rapide can attain a top speed of 303 km/h, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
The Rapide’s standard features include a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, bi-xenon headlamps and LED taillamps. Leather and walnut wood trim with metallic accents; power front seats with memory, cooling and heating systems; Bluetooth; with USB and iPod connectivity. Other standard features include a Bang & Olufsen 16-speaker sound system with two tweeters that rise from the dashboard on activation of the system.
This particular example was delivered new on the 14th of May 2010 by official Aston Martin dealer Hannover in Germany.
Finished in Obsidian Black Metallic over a Sandstorm leather interior showing 114,667 km on the odometer.
Naturally, it has always been expertly cared for by Aston Martin main dealers, It is thus offered for sale and ready to be enjoyed to the full by its next owner.