New 'Luxe' trim adds a selection of exclusive options, including new colours and a luggage set

Aston Martin has announced a new Luxe trim level for its Rapide, which the company already refers to as “the most elegant four-door sports car in the world”.

On top of the already comprehensive spec list, Luxe adds a selection of exclusive colour options, including Quantum Silver and Concours Blue, bespoke six-piece luggage set to match its interior, rear-seat DVD system with wireless headphones, plus glass switchgear and key fob.

See official pics of the Aston Martin Rapide Luxe

Another additional feature is the Luxe’s new ventilation system, which offers three temperature settings for its individual seats.

Aston Martin has confirmed that the Rapide Luxe is available now and is priced at approximately £157,445, although prices may vary with differing options, such as leather finish.

Prices for the standard Rapide start at a shade under £140,000.Read Autocar's full road test of the Aston Martin Rapide

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16 November 2010

its still a stunner,but less of the red leather,but im sure other options available.im sure this press release by Aston is to reassure those who are horrified by the Cygnet.timing is everything

16 November 2010

I like the red leather - I am fed up with grey, tan and black leather. Still no tardis option for the back seat.

16 November 2010

[quote 275not599]Still no tardis option for the back seat[/quote]

Having 'tried' to sit in the back of one of these all I can say is why the hell would you bother. Just buy a two door - this is NOT a competitor to anything four door - Panamera, Bentley etc as it is so uncomfortable to sit in the back. My vote for the most pointless car of 2010.

16 November 2010

[quote ischiaragazzo]My vote for the most pointless car of 2010.[/quote]

It looks pretty cheesey, but presumably you'd sooner have your face seen in one of these - even were it squashed into the back - than in a Cygnet? In the light of that one Aston Martin fans should surely just be grateful for anything else which comes out of the factory as long as it still looks like a sports car.

16 November 2010

[quote WFC Holden]It looks pretty cheesey, but presumably you'd sooner have your face seen in one of these - even were it squashed into the back - than in a Cygnet?[/quote]

Perhaps its Astons intention to have the most pointless range of 4 seat cars in the world.

16 November 2010

[quote WFC Holden]than in a Cygnet?[/quote]

Oh a Toyota Cygnet? Yes. My point is that as a 4 door car you presumably expect room in the back for a modicum of comfort. Not in this thing and am only 6' 1" and 15 and a half stone. I almost couldn't get out of the bloody thing

16 November 2010

[quote Autocar]bespoke six-piece luggage set to match its interior[/quote]

And is this six piece luggage set supposed to fit in the car?!! Unless they're backpack sized I can't see it happening!

Saw my first Rapide here in Altrincham at the weekend (it was only a matter of time I guess). It was alright and that's as far as I would go. Looked like a Vantage from the front, pretty much Vantage from the rear and just a bit longer. It didn't seem to generate that many stares when driving through the town centre but up here there's all sorts of flash cars so that could be why.

I'd still take the Maser and save a load of money...

16 November 2010

Sorry, but as good as this car may be, £17K MORE for not all that special additions just smack's of elite-ism, it's sort of our car's are better appointed than yours, it's a car for god's sake!, your supposed to enjoy driving it, not sitting showing your mates the new glass bits!, and like most of us know,how often di you use all the extra's you pay through the nose for?,and the salesman's line 'it'll help to sell it when you trade up', £17K,a sporty car for the weekend, if you have that kind of loose change!?.

Peter Cavellini.

16 November 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]

Sorry, but as good as this car may be, £17K MORE for not all that special additions just smack's of elite-ism, it's sort of our car's are better appointed than yours, it's a car for god's sake!, your supposed to enjoy driving it, not sitting showing your mates the new glass bits!, and like most of us know,how often di you use all the extra's you pay through the nose for?,and the salesman's line 'it'll help to sell it when you trade up', £17K,a sporty car for the weekend, if you have that kind of loose change!?.

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That's half a Cygnet.

16 November 2010

Here come the somewhat cynical attempt to extract even more money out of Aston owners who are in the market for a Rapide. Red leather? sounds more like the inside of a knocking shop.

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