2010 Aston Martin Rapide

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2010 Aston Martin Rapide
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Key specs

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The good:

  • Stunning styling
  • Lightweight design
  • Versatile cargo area
  • Rear doors' ease of entry
  • Sporty performance

The bad:

  • Gas mileage
  • $2,100 gas-guzzler tax
  • Priced higher than competitors
  • Large exterior but snug inside

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Notable features

  • All-new model
  • Four doors
  • Seats four
  • 6.0-liter V-12 engine
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive

2010 Aston Martin Rapide review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

An all-new model from British automaker Aston Martin, the Rapide joins a growing class of four-door ultraluxury sedans that are typically priced higher than the most expensive models from mass-market luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. At nearly $200,000, the Rapide costs more than the Bentley Continental Flying Spur and Porsche Panamera.

The Rapide is based on the same platform as Aston Martin’s other cars, and it’s an unmistakable family member. Almost 198 inches in length, it’s roughly a foot longer than the DB9 and more than 2 feet longer than the V8 Vantage. It’s also a few inches wider than both.

Aston Martin keeps the Rapide lightweight through the extensive use of aluminum, magnesium alloy and composite along with the more traditional steel. Twenty-inch silver alloy wheels are standard, and graphite-colored ones are optional.

The Rapide seats four, though the backseat is snug, especially when compared with the Flying Spur and Panamera. It is best for children and smaller adults. Heated front and rear seats are standard. A cooling feature is optional for all. An optional backseat DVD entertainment system provides screens in each of the front seats’ head restraints, along with wireless headsets.

Full-grain leather upholstery is standard, as is walnut trim. Many other finishes are optional, including mahogany, maple, ash, bamboo, piano black and alloy.

A liftgate covers the cargo area; though the area seems small, a partition drops down, expanding the space. Each of the rear seats also folds flat at the touch of a button, expanding the cargo volume from 11.2 to 31.3 cubic feet. A supplied umbrella in the cargo area is a decidedly British touch.

Under the Hood
A 470-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine drives the Rapide’s rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. A Sport mode makes the transmission more responsive, and it can also be operated manually using magnesium shift paddles on the steering column. Aston estimates the zero-to-60 mph time at 5 seconds and the top speed at 188 mph.

Other features include an adaptive suspension that varies firmness based on conditions. The four-wheel-disc brakes have large six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers.

The Rapide’s airbag complement includes two frontal, two seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags that protect front and rear occupants. Antilock brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control are also standard. A mechanical limited-slip differential enhances traction in low-grip situations.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


most beautiful car i owned

Rapide has a sofisticated design, much in line with DB9 and DBS. The fact that is longer and wider makes it much more elegant. The engine is quite smoth as well as nervous depending on what driving experience we want to have. I love driving it and share this experience with my friends...great car!!!


Excellent car!!!

I have been lucky enough to own a DB9 in the past, and when I saw this car, I thought it looked just as good. I bought it because I needed a bit more space. It is by far the best car I have ever driven. It's insanely fast and comfortable, and the V12 sounds awesome! And it's the most beautiful car ever!!!

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