2010 Aston Martin Rapide

Base RWD 4-Dr Hatchback V12 auto trans

Base RWD 4-Dr Hatchback V12 auto trans

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2010 Aston Martin Rapide
2010 Aston Martin Rapide
Every car company has a "first" and for the European luxury sports car manufacturer known as Aston Martin, the Rapide is a first. This company has never produced a four door vehicle until 2010. The Rapide is a four door sports car like no other, with a 470 HP V-12 this car is far from a family car. This vehicle houses the same engine offered in the DB9 and also offer the powerful 6-speed automatic transmission to allow for easy acceleration.

On the interior this model features to cockpit style seats for the passengers in the front. The driver's space is separated by a long center console separating him from the passenger. There are back seats in this vehicle, but it is not likely that they would be used. The exterior design is as smooth as any of the amazing vehicles from Aston Martin. The windows on both front and back doors meld together as they are one flowing piece of glass. Luxury from top to bottom the Acura Rapide is one of the fastest four doors in the world.
What L-word is typically affixed to ultra-luxurious Aston Martin sedans? We'd forgive you for suggesting Lagonda as an answer, but it seems the company's ultra-premium take on the new 2011 Rapide sedan is known simply as the Rapide Luxe.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide Side
The Aston Martin Rapide will instantly draw comparisons to the Porsche Panamera Turbo sedan, but these two are as different as asparagus and ice cream. Even though the automakers tell us that the Panamera is only 44 pounds heavier, the Aston feels so much lighter. The Aston delivers excellent steering and sharp turn-in for a sense of compact agility that can lead you to quickly forget that there are two doors behind you. The V-12 experience lives up to its 470-hp output, but Aston's been a bit too conservative with the exhaust tuning. The six-speed automated manual in the Rapide also isn't as refined as the seven-speed dual-clutch in the Panamera, particularly when it comes to low-speed driving.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide Driver Three Quarter
I disagree with Eric, who apparently prefers his sporty superluxury sedans to sound like NASCAR stock cars: I think the Rapide's exhaust note sounds bloody awesome, especially past 4000 rpm, when the V-12 just screams for more. The Rapide might sound slightly more restrained than other Aston products, I'll admit, but it still sounds meaner than 99 percent of cars on the road, and I loved pushing the engine through its broad sweet spot.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide Side
There is no argument that this is the most fetching four-door on the planet. That said, it suffers in both practicality and driving joy. Doors that swing upward for no good reason are the height of British folly. Entering the rear seats is like returning to the womb and exiting is only slightly less traumatic than the trip out the birth canal. The rough, sloppily painted castings displayed in the rear door openings and the manual steering wheel adjustments are not in keeping with a $200,000+ price. But what bothers me most is that a good running Mustang GT will blow this Aston in the weeds. A blatty exhaust promises performance that isn't delivered. The unforgivable sin is that the mighty V-12 lacks the gumption and gearing to burn rubber in first gear.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide Rear Three Quarter
2010 Aston Martin Rapide
2010 Aston Martin Rapide Driver Static In Motion
At the 2006 Detroit auto show, Aston Martin wowed the world with its four-door Rapide concept. Four years later, the automaker has begun deliveries of its first production 2010 Rapides.

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2010 Aston Martin Rapide Specifications

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5.9L V12Engine
470 hp @ 6000rpm
443 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Recall Date
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America (Aston Martin) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 DB9 and V8 Vantage, 2009-2012 DBS, 2010-2012 Rapide, 2014 Rapide S, 2011-2012 V12 Vantage, 2011-2014 V8 Vantage S and 2012 Virage vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error, the accelerator pedal arm may break.
If the accelerator pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assemblies. The recall began on February 11, 2014. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0017. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes recall 13V-228. Any vehicle that has been remedied under the previous recall needs to have the current remedy applied.
Potential Units Affected
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America

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