The Aston Martin Rapide was revealed back in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. So whey are we blogging about it in November? Well thanks to Aston Martin, we now have images of the Rapide from every angle. Enjoy.

Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie wrote during the Frankfurt auto show, “Let’s cut to the chase: The Rapide’s back seats are nowhere near as roomy as those of the Porsche Panamera. Elegance has a price — whereas my 6’2” frame will fit behind a driver’s seat set to my optimum driving position in Porsche’s four-door with an inch of kneeroom to spare, my knees are brushing the backrest in the close-coupled Aston. Surprisingly, I have an inch or so of headroom in the Rapide, but that swoopy greenhouse means I can’t see much out the side window without stooping. And getting my big feet out from the deep footwells involves some ungraceful contortions.

“Okay, so it’s not like a limo back there. But does that mean the Aston Rapide is a failure? Not for a moment. The reality is that the Rapide, like most S-class Benzes and 7 Series BMWs, will only occasionally carry four adults, and then only for relatively short trips. ‘This is perfectly okay for a half hour trip to a nice restaurant,’ says Aston CEO Ulrich Bez of the Rapide’s rear cabin. And he’s right.”


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