For Exclusivity and charm. Dynamic upgrades mean it disguises its considerable size well on the road, great noise.

Against Getting in and out of the back with dignity is tricky and there’s not much room when you are in there. The high-speed ride is firm, cabin refinement isn’t good enough and it’s seriously expensive.

Aston Martin Rapide Saloon
33 5stars

The Aston Martin Rapide S has all the dignity and exotic appeal of any Aston Martin, but it’s simply not good enough at the practical side of being a four-seat GT.

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There are 1 Aston Martin Rapide versions available

Saloon 5.9 V12 S 4dr £149,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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Aston Martin doesn't do saloons – or at least, it didn't. There was the Atom prototype in the 1930s, but it never saw the light of day. Since then, the only four-door cars the company has produced have been badged as Lagondas.

Aston reckons it still doesn't do saloons: it calls the Rapide 'a four-door coupe'. Understandable, when you look at it. It's instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin, but one with two rear doors and four seats – and, yes, there really is room for four, although getting in and out of the back isn't the most elegant of operations.

There's just one model, powered by a softened version of the company's 6.0-litre V12 driving through an automatic gearbox, and based on a heavily revised version of the aluminium, magnesium and composites architecture from the DB and Vantage ranges.

Reader test team says:

Aston Martin Rapide Saloon 5.9 V12 4dr

This is a wonderful car. Comfortable even on very long journeys, once you have levered yourself in. The back seats are really only for children or…

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