On the styling front, the Rapide, crafted by Aston's chief designer Marek Reichmann, is a stunner as only an Aston can be. Other than the extra doors, the obvious differentiator from the rest of the Aston Martin range are the distinctive headlamps with boomerang daytime running LEDs.
In profile, the Rapide's snout reminds one of a shark about to assault its prey. The large side air intakes extending upto the front door, 20in wheels with low profile tyres, the haunch at the rear wheel, the low slung roofline and the long bonnet combine to give it the classic GT car aura.
Inside, there's loads of head and leg room up front, despite a low roofline. The front seats are comfortable too while offering good thigh support. The rear space is a tad tight but it'd still be enough for the junior Bonds. But every parent knows that travelling with kids is never luggage-free. So the Rapide's boot is good enough to keep a couple of designer travel bags.