Shanghai, 7 June 2012: The Aston Martin Rapide has been voted 2012 Dream Car of the Year and ranked No.1 by the readers of China Auto Pictorial, one of the most popular car magazines in mainland China.
Staff at the magazine selected their top ten cars judging them on five criteria: driving performance, design, technology, safety and environmental-friendliness. China Auto Pictorial (CNAP) then invited its readers and car fans to cast their votes online. In the ballot, Rapide was ranked No.1, being the only car to receive more than 10,000 votes.
Liu Hongcan, CNAP Chief Executive Editor, said “This sports car shows its power and elegance perfectly. It seems that the Chinese consumers share the same opinion as us – Aston Martin represents the dream car.’
The elegant four-door Rapide was officially introduced to the Chinese market in January 2010. Since its launch, the Rapide has collected numerous awards from motoring publications as well as readers and design professionals worldwide. The Rapide combines space for four adults, functionality and luxury, with an engaging driving experience synonymous with all Aston Martin sports cars.