Aston Martin Rapide production moving to company’s Gaydon home in UK

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Three years ago, just before Aston Martin launched the Rapide sedan, it appointed Magna Steyr as a partner to produce the car at its facilities in Austria due to constraints at the company’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, UK. Well, Aston Martin is happy to confirm today that production of its Rapide will move to the company’s Gaydon plant in the second half of 2012.

“In 2008 we had facility restrictions at Gaydon which indicated that production of Rapide at Gaydon would likely compromise production of our other cars,” said Aston CEO Dr Ulrich Bez. “We were not prepared to do this. Now, three years on things are very different – Gaydon is more established, more flexible and more efficient.”

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The Gaydon plant now has a far larger model mix with 8 models in five variants compared to three model lines in two variants in 2008.

“I would like to place on record our gratitude to Magna Steyr and their team of dedicated employees who have become part of the Aston Martin family in the last few years and met all our requirements and expectations,” Bez said.

The Aston Martin Rapide said: “I’m coming home, I’m coming home; tell the World I’m coming home; Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday; I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes; I’m coming home, I’m coming home. tell the World I’m coming.”

Refresher: Power for the Aston Martin Rapide comes from a 6.0L V12 engine making 470-hp and a peak torque of 443 lb-ft. Mated to a Touchtronic 2 6-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system, the, Aston Martin Rapide can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 188 mph.

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– By: Omar Rana