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2010 Aston Martin Rapide

2010 Aston Martin Rapide

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Aston Martin Rapide

Forget the nearly useless rear seats and the whole argument over which is bigger, the pricetag or the wheelbase. The Aston Martin Rapide is more purely stunning than anything you might seen in one of Europe's design capitals. With the Rapide, passenger space takes a literal and figurative back seat to the look--which is to say, it errs on the side of beauty. We're good with that, because from some angles, you can't even tell the Rapide is a four-door. It's as long as an S-Class, but three inches lower to the ground than a Ford Mustang. And it's clearly linked to the Aston DB9 which donated lots of inspiration and some mechanical pieces, including the VM architecture, on which it's based. The fact that it's the only sedan to earn a perfect 10 for styling should convince any automaker to stay as true to the concept car as possible.

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