By Jason H. Harper – Apr 08, 2010 (Bloomberg)
There are only three $200,000 Aston Martin Rapides in the U.S., and one is sitting in the circular courtyard of Bloomberg LLC’s New York building, causing a stir.
“I’ve seen all kinds of expensive cars parked out here, but never anything like this,” says a doorman from next door.
Unlike auto-obsessed Los Angelinos, most New Yorkers are car blind except when it comes to catching taxis at dinnertime. The fact that this sedan is drawing pedestrians off the street and from the offices above speaks to something special. Something Aston Martin special.
“What the heck is that thing?” asks one onlooker. “It’s gorgeous!”
The answer is the new four-door Rapide, a sensuous supermodel which belies sedan sensibilities. Look at its overall height, the smooth-flowing roofline and characteristic Aston nose and grill, and it reads as a sports car. Chances are you won’t even notice those extra two doors. Continue reading…