Aston Martin Rapide

   The Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door, high-performance sports saloon, which British luxury car maker Aston Martin introduced in early 2010. It was first presented as a concept car at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in 2006. The name Rapide is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, a saloon car produced by Lagonda, now part of Aston Martin. The car is based on an Aston Martin DB9. The base price for the Aston Martin Rapide is $199,950, and the first cars were rolled out in May 2010.

  The Rapide is built at a dedicated manufacturing unit at the Magna Steyr, in Graz, Austria. Production began in 2010 and the factory plans to build 2,000 cars per year. The concept car version featured a full-length glass roof and LED light bars on the rear end, two firsts for Aston Martin. The glass roof was not carried through to production. It is the spiritual successor to the Aston Martin Lagonda, the company's previous four-door saloon, which was discontinued in 1989 ? 21 years before the Rapide's launch.