Aston Martin has announced the pricing of its first ever four door car - Rapide for the UK and US Market. The Rapide will cost £139,950 for the UK customers while the US customers will have to a minimum of $199,950 when the deliveries start early next year.
Rapide will be built in Magna Steyr owned plant in Graz, Austria making it the first Aston Martin to be built outside of Great Britain. The plant said to be a “fusion of modern technology, advanced manufacturing process and handbuilt craftsmanship” where each car would take roughly 220 man hours to build. The special new plant was setup in co-operation with Magna Stery when the Gaydon facility making other Aston models was running at full capacity.
The company is expected to make 2000 Rapide’s in 2010 each of which comes with a 6.0 Litre V12 engine that develops 470 bhp and upto 600 nm of torque. The sprint from 0-100 kph takes a scant 5.1 seconds while the top speed is close to 305 kmph.
The company is expected to make the first delivery of the Rapide as early as April 2010.
Source - Cubiccapacity