2009 Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin is known as the vehicle that James Bond prefers and for decades this car maker has become popular due to this image of luxury, speed and a high price tag.  Today, the Aston Martin still makes extremely fast and beautiful vehicles that are extremely expensive and one of the newest vehicles entering the market in 2009 is the Aston Martin Rapide.

Aston Martin Rapide

The Aston Martin Rapide follows the philosophy and the motto of Aston Martin: power, beauty and soul and once you lay your eyes on this vehicle you realize how wonderful as well as sporty the lines are.  The Aston Martin Rapide looks and is very smooth.  In fact this long vehicle seems to slide down the road hugging it incredible close.  There is a lot to be excited about including the 6 liter V12 engine that produces 480 horsepower.  It should be noted that it uses the same engine as the DB9 and since the Aston Martin Rapide has a much longer wheelbase, it has an added 30 horses where the DB9 has only 450.  Besides a high performance engine, the transmission is a ZF touchtronic gearbox, which makes it push button easy (literally) to switch from park to drive to reverse to neutral.

Besides plenty of performance, the Aston Martin Rapide offers incredible luxury inside.  With luxurious room in the cabin, there is room for 4 comfortably.  In addition, the seats are made with a special hide called shagreen, this is made from the skins of sharks and rays.  The digital dash is also extremely impressive giving the driver all the information necessary.  Overall the Aston Martin Rapide should be a big winner when it debuts in 2009.  While this vehicle is expected to be very expensive, as of publishing this entry the price is still not set.

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