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CAR Magazine runs first official renderings of the Aston Martin Rapide.

Trying to steal someone’s thunder?

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  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Nov 26, 2008
    Just what the heck stops Acura or Infiniti from building a flagship that looks like this? Seriously, this is something I have been wondering about lately. Because they (and Lexus) sell cars by making them good, reliable, low-cost and decently performing. They don't have the "heritage" to make gorgeous mechanical princesses. Remember when Mercedes used to do the same?

  • Nicodemus Nicodemus on Nov 27, 2008
    @Vega "The Rapide is the umpteenth rework of Ian Callum’s basic 1993 “and thus is how all future Astons shalt look for eternity” shape" I think it's even worse than that since I seem to recall that the DB7 styling was basically ripped holus bolus from Jaguar. Now I come to think of it the DB7 WAS a Jaguar - ie Jaguar Chassis (XJ-S/XJ6) Jaguar styling and a Jaguar Engine - all built in a Jaguar plant (where the XJ220 was made). Not much Aston at all really.

  • Blowfish Blowfish on Nov 27, 2008

    I think it’s even worse than that since I seem to recall that the DB7 styling was basically ripped holus bolus from Jaguar. Now I come to think of it the DB7 WAS a Jaguar - ie Jaguar Chassis (XJ-S/XJ6) Jaguar styling and a Jaguar Engine - all built in a Jaguar plant (where the XJ220 was made). Not much Aston at all really. Ya one day I was by a AM dealer, they also had an old Jag 2 door. They look very much alike, I was almost starting to rub my eyes to make sure I am seeing what i see.

  • Blue adidas Blue adidas on Nov 28, 2008

    The current Astons are some of the most beautiful cars on earth. The Rapide is just stunning. I can't say the same about any Porsche except the 911. I really wish that the Pana-whatever would go back to the drawing board. It's really messed up.

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