It's just over two weeks since the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide was revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and now we get some of the first rolling footage of the car courtesy of an official testing video.
The video depicts the Rapide sports sedan testing in various locales around the world including the U.K., Germany and Italy--in short, doing what it does best in some of the most picturesque settings imaginable.
The 2010 Aston Martin Rapide features a revised version of the DB9's 6.0-liter V-12, mated to the new Touchtronic 2 control six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Final output of the engine is 470 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, just slotting in beneath the the 510-horsepower DBS flagship.
That's good enough to get the 0-62 mph dash completed in 5.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 188 mph. It's also good enough to make the Rapide look every bit as fun as it is gorgeous in the video below.