Aston Martin announced the pricing of its Rapide four-door sports car, which is going to hit the market in the first quarter of 2010. While running its final engineering tests, Aston Martin Rapide got price tagged at £139,950 for the UK market. The newcomer features an impressive level of standard specification including: Bang & Olufsen Beosound audio system tailored specifically for Rapide, heated memory seats, dual cast brakes and Adaptive Damping System.

Aston Martin Rapide will be the first model to be hand-built at the Aston Martin Rapide Plant in Graz, Austria, and its first deliveries will start at the beginning of quarter two 2010. Each Rapide will take approximately 220 man hours to build and will benefit from timeless craft skills just like the existing range; DBS, DB9, V12 and V8 Vantage do at Gaydon.

The elegant sports vehicle is a mix of special detailing, refined shape and hand-built craftsmanship. It is anticipated that +/- 2000 Rapides will be built in the first year attracting a high proportion of new customers to the brand.

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