Aston Martin has announced the first batch of Rapides have left the Manga Steyr factory in Graz, Austria and will delivered to customers in the coming weeks.

Aston Martin has announced the first batch of Rapides have left the Manga Steyr factory in Graz, Austria and will be delivered to customers in the coming weeks.

Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Rapide is Aston Martin's first four-door coupe since the Lagonda went out of production in 1989. It features sexy styling, bi-xenon headlights (with integrated LED sidelights and direction indicators), and clear LED taillights.

Inside, the cabin boasts leather upholstery, walnut trim, and iridium silver accents. Other goodies include a rear center console, automatic climate control, individual seating for four, and organic electroluminescent (OEL) instrument displays. Thanks to the hatchback design, the Rapide has a 750 liter cargo capacity (301 liters with the rear seats up).

Power is provided by a 6.0-liter V12 engine with 470 bhp (477 PS / 350 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed Touchtronic 2 transmission which allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds) and hit an estimated top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h).

Currently on sale, pricing starts at £139,950 in the UK and $199,950 in the United States.

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