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Offline mhh

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better than an s65.......  ;)

Looks better but not close on performance with only 500hp.  :)




Offline dkabab

Looks better but not close on performance with only 500hp.  :)

worth a try.... btw, can you send me an email so i have your email address. i have a picture i wanted to send you. too big for here.
dkabab@yahoo.com



Offline app


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I know it's only a drawing but it kills the Panamera for looks (but what doesn't?). 

I hadn't thought of that, you are totally right there

People may be changing their views now - that if you can sell the Cayenne you can sell the Panamera. The problem was Cayenne didn't really have any real competition apart from the X5 which wasn't really a competitor in my view. But now if the Rapide is a big competitor of the Panamera, Porsche could be in trouble



Offline app


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better than an s65.......  ;)

S65?? Not even in the same range. I think S65 look awesome. If I could change one thing on the S65, it would only be the badges - too many of them



Offline mondi

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I dunno about this, the back doors just don't look like they should be there, it makes the thing look "too" long, IMO.

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Our spies have now caught the Aston Martin Rapide almost precisely as it will look when it is launched in 2009. It's seen here wearing two different rim types, probably as a visual test but also as a performance test. We can see the typically c-shaped Aston Martin rear lights, tailpipes, front grille as well as the rest of the front end quite clearly. But Aston saw it fit to hide rear wheel arches up to the C-pillar area.

The Rapide is Aston Martin's attempt at luring the family man who also has sporting aspirations. A four-door, 2+2 seater configuration is adopted in a similar fashion to the Mercedes-Benz CLS where four individual seats are fitted instead of two upfront and a bench-type seat at the back. Cars like the Porsche Panamera, recently spied BMW CS-based sports sedan and the CLS will be on the Rapide's radar. At a slightly higher level a possible Lamborghini Estoque is also a competitor.

Lately stories of one of Aston's major shareholders looking to sell its stake in the company have surfaced. For now that possibility doesn't look like it will affect the Rapide's development.






Offline Rat Boy

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Whats with the different wheels?



Offline Aircon

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Whats with the different wheels?

try reading the article instead of just looking at the photos...you know, like with playboy magazine.




Offline Rat Boy

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try reading the article instead of just looking at the photos...you know, like with playboy magazine.



Eh. Playboy has far too many words...



Offline jim501

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try reading the article instead of just looking at the photos...you know, like with playboy magazine.


Playboy has articles.......... :doh:



Offline mhh

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It looks damn good to me.   :thumbsup:

Like the CLS, rear legroom will be minimal however.



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