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Aston Martin Rapide priced at 199,950

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Aston Martin has just announced that its new four-door model, the Rapide, is officially on sale with pricing starting at $199,950 ($215,000 CAD). The cost for the four-seater is vastly higher than segment rivals the Maserati Quattroporte and Porsche Panamera. The Quattroporte starts at $119,750 and tops out at 133,700, while the 500-hp Panamera ranges in price from $89,900 to $132,600. Plus, the Rapide will be offered with plenty of exclusive upgrades.

Under the hood of the Rapide is a powerful 5.9-liter V12 engine that makes 470-hp at 6000 rpm with 443 ft-lbs of torque at 5000 rpm. The Rapide will be offered exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission.

As for the design of the car, it's all Aston up front and even the rear maintains Aston's signature subtle duck-tail spoiler, which is integrated into the rear hatch. And of course, all four doors flip slightly upward, just like the rest of the Aston fleet. The cabin of the car seats four with 10.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats or 26.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Unlike all past Astons, the Rapide will not be manufactured in Great Britain, but in Graz, Austria.
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Under $300K? Small time.
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if I was ballin, I'd kop.
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post
if I was ballin, I'd kop.

+1. Looks nicer than the Maser and certainly nicer than the Porsche. PLus V12 engine is
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+1. Looks nicer than the Maser and certainly nicer than the Porsche. PLus V12 engine is
+2. The care looks great.
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Looks great, but that isn't what I would buy if I was spending $200k on a car.
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I hope to trade up to that sometime when used ones get within my range (10 years?!?!?). Apart from all the other niceties, it's the only '2-door-coupe-imaged' saloon that doesn't look stupid.
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I wonder if the price is relevant to anyone on this forum... we can all pretend like it's outrageous but truth is there are few here who would be shopping for a $200,000 sedan.
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hot wheels
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Wonder why the six-speed auto only? Where's the love for manual? The best option for merging the lux and sport market is the SMG transmission found in some BMWs. Best of both worlds.
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Wonder why the six-speed auto only? Where's the love for manual? The best option for merging the lux and sport market is the SMG transmission found in some BMWs. Best of both worlds.

Manuals will be all but gone by 2020. The heads at Porsche, Ferrari and Mercedes hav all said as much.
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I think the Panamera is better looking. There, I said it. The Panamera interior blows away the Aston's--bar none. The Rapide exterior sucks because it's just a stretched out version of Aston's sports cars. At least the Panamera design reflects the unique purpose of the car.
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I think the Panamera is better looking. There, I said it. The Panamera interior blows away the Aston's--bar none. The Rapide exterior sucks because it's just a stretched out version of Aston's sports cars. At least the Panamera design reflects the unique purpose of the car.
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I think the Panamera is better looking. There, I said it. The Panamera interior blows away the Aston's--bar none. The Rapide exterior sucks because it's just a stretched out version of Aston's sports cars. At least the Panamera design reflects the unique purpose of the car.

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I think the Panamera is better looking. There, I said it. The Panamera interior blows away the Aston's--bar none. The Rapide exterior sucks because it's just a stretched out version of Aston's sports cars. At least the Panamera design reflects the unique purpose of the car.

FWIW, I agree with you 100%.
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