March 27, 2015

Aston Martin Rapide Shooting Brake heading for production?

Photo Berton Jet 2+2 Aston Martin Shooting Brake

-+*The Aston Martin Bertone Jet 2+2 could be heading for production as the Aston Martin Rapide Shooting Brake as AML seek a halo model for the Rapide. At the Geneva Motor Show in March, we saw the Bertone Jet 2+2 – essentially an Aston Martin Rapide Shooting Brake – designed by Bertone as a one-off […]

Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car revealed

Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car photo

-+*Aston Martin has revealed their Rapide S with dual fuel enabling it to run on petrol or hydrogen. The hydrogen Rapide S will do an emissions free lap of the Nurburgring. The new Aston Martin Rapide S was revealed in January, and now Aston Martin are taking the Rapide S racing, but with a twist […]

Aston Martin Rapide S: The video

still image from Aston Martin Rapide S Video

-+*Ahead of the media launch of the Aston Martin Rapide S in Spain, Aston Martin has delivered a Rapide S video to pique interest. We’ve had the new Aston Martin DB9 replace the Virage and take on its more aggressive nature, and we’ve had the new Vanquish arrive to push the DBS further up the performance ladder. […]

Is the 2013 Aston Martin Rapide getting more power and a facelift?

Photo of green Aston Martin Rapide

-+*The rumours are growing that Aston Martin are giving the Rapide a makeover for 2013 with more power and cosmetic tweaks. The rumours have been bubbling around for a while that Aston Martin are planning a more powerful Rapide for 2013, perhaps the Rapide S. But that rumour seems to be only partly true, as […]

Aston Martin Rapide: Is the Rapide not selling?

Aston Martin Rapide sale are apparently half of targets

-+*It looks as if Aston Martin Rapide sales are running at half those Aston expected, with predictions they could fall as low as 500 cars a year. It took AML an age to get the Aston Martin Rapide to market, but they eventually managed it and the first customer Rapide finally left Magna Steyr in May 2010. […]

Aston Martin Rapide coming home

Aston Martin are moving production of teh Rapide from Magna in Austria back to Gaydon

-+*Aston Martin are moving production of the Aston Martin Rapide from Magna Steyr in Austria back to Gaydon in 2012 It took Aston Martin what seemed like forever to get their four-door supercar – the Aston Martin Rapide – in to production, and even then they didn’t build it themselves. When they were busy planning […]

Aston Martin Rapide ‘S’ spied

Aston Martin Rapide S with DBS engine and suspension

-+*Aston Martin are planning the Aston Martin Rapide S with the engine and suspension from the DBS and a £200k price tag. It took AM slightly longer to get the Aston Martin Rapide from concept to production than the career of the Spice Girls, although the final product is a bit more appealing. Well, depending […]

Aston Martin Rapide: The Movie

The Aston Martin Rapide Movie

-+*Aston Martin has made the Aston Martin Rapide the star of an espionage mystery movie, filmed in Lisbon and released in three parts. Last February Aston Martin decamped en-masse to the Iberian Peninsula to play PR jollies with the new Aston Martin Rapide. First stop on the tour was Valencia, where the world’s media gathered at […]

Aston Martin Rapide Luxe revealed

The Aston Martin Rapide Luxe

-+*Aston Martin has launched a new trim level for the Rapide – the Aston Martin Rapide Luxe – offering bespoke paint and luxury appointments For some reason Aston Martin has decided that they need to offer a new trim level on the Rapide – the Aston Martin Rapide Luxe. Which, if this were a rather more […]

Aston Martin Rapide – First customer car

Aston Martin Rapide 1st Customer Car

-+*The first Aston Martin Rapide leaves the Magna Steyr plant in Austria headed for a customer. It may not seem the biggest news in the world – Aston Martin Rapide leaves factory for customer’. After all, that is rather the point. But the gestation of the AM Rapide seems to have been so long it’s quite hard […]