An Aston Martin Rapide in Alaska – and hopefully no snow!
It sounds like something from a TopGear challenge as Aston Martin prepare a Rapide, their most practical model! to take on the North American wilderness by driving the four door DB9 through Alaska.
On June 28, an Aston Martin Rapide will venture through Alaska on an epic journey taking in some of the world’s most formidable roads. This will be the iconic British marque’s first drive into America’s northernmost state and the trip will further demonstrate the endurance and durability of Aston Martin’s four door sports car.
This hand-crafted Rapide will be driven through one of the world’s most beautiful frontiers in a loop from Anchorage to Fairbanks and even as far as the Arctic Circle. An American automotive journalist will be at the wheel, testing the limits of the Rapide’s performance and agility on the infamous Dalton Highway. Ending at the town of Deadhorse, near the Arctic Ocean, the road is one of America’s most remote stretches, with grades as steep as 12% and a peak altitude of 4,739 feet at the Antigun Pass, where the Dalton Highway crosses the Continental Divide.
With four cossetting seats, a generous 317 liter luggage compartment and Aston Martin’s hand-built 6.0 liter V12 powerhouse at its core, the Rapide is the ideal sportscar to convey four adults over more than 1,000 miles of isolated roadways in both comfort and luxury.
Julian Jenkins, Vice President and General Manager Aston Martin The Americas commented: “Since its launch, the Rapide has been popular with customers looking for an exclusive sports car with a combination of exhilarating performance, handcrafted style, and added four-door practicality. The Rapide is the ideal car to make Aston Martin’s first exciting drive through Alaska in comfort, style and ease.”
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