Porsche 928

Posted by Mark on Aug 24, 2011 in Auto, Prestige

I just saw this image of a Porsche 928 concept and thought it was really nice, so thought i would post it.  What do you think?  I think it is cool.


The Aston Martin Rapide, stunning, fast, desirable, classic and 4 doors – i don’t think i want a DB9 anymore?

Posted by Mark on Feb 14, 2010 in Auto, Prestige

Aston Martin badge imageThe new Aston Martin Rapide is joining the ranks of many other car manufacturers who have realised that a lot of people who drive large, prestigious sports cars, often like to take more than 1 person along for the ride.  If you’re in the market for a large luxury car with 4 doors that isn’t a bit generic, then the options are limited. Mercedes Benz started the craze a few years go with the CLS which blended curvy body work with 4 frameless doors based on the hum drum e-class floorpan. There are now a host of cars that take the ingredients of sports car and luxury 4 door saloon and try to combine them (some more successfully than others).  The recent Porsche Panamera is a capable beast if a bit of an acquired taste on the looks front, Lamborghini have the Estoque on the cards and Maserati have the refreshed but still slightly awkward looking Quattroporte.

Aston Martin Rapide Video in Barcelona

Aston Martin Rapide Video


Aston Martin Rapide Appeal vs the competition

The Rapide is the one car out of all of them that doesn’t look awkward, it’s slightly increased length seems to fit well with it’s proportions and it looks like a desirable car in it’s own right rather than a compromise.  It does leave you asking yourself, if the Rapide looks so good and sounds just like a DB9, and is hardly any slower, why would you buy the DB9?  Ok, it’s 140K GBP, but apart from that? I think it’s the perfect compromise of performance, looks and desirability with a dash of practicality that result in one of the most aspirational cars around. The only thing it doesn’t have is four wheel drive.

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