Aston Martin's 602-HP Electric Rapide E Will Arrive Next Year

Aston Martin Rapid-E concept

As for range, Aston quotes a distance of "over 200 miles" based on the new WLTP tests, while Tesla reckons the P100D can make it around 330 miles on a single charge (although that figure is based on the notoriously unrealistic NEDC test).

The Aston Martin Rapide E has landed.

One of the most exciting electric models now in development is the upcoming Aston Martin Rapide E, and the British supercar manufacturer has just released new details of what to expect from its first fully-electric luxury sedan.

The vehicle will sport two rear-mounted electric motors producing more than 610 PS (640 horses) and 950 Nm (700 lb-ft) of torque.

The Rapide E four-door, which will be produced in a limited run of 155 units, will be good for 155 miles per hour. Its rear wheels will be powered by a 800V battery architecture with a 65kWh installed capacity, mounted where the original 6.0-litre V12 and fuel tank were located. Aston Martin also wants the vehicle to be capable of repeated hard acceleration and braking.

The company says it is aiming for a top speed of 250km/h, a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of under four seconds, and a 50-70mph (80-113km/h) time of just 1.5 seconds.


The British brand has stressed that these parameters will not only be achievable when the batteries are full, but throughout "the majority of the battery state charge window, as you would expect from a conventional auto". At full chat, an 800v, 100kW charger can replenish 310 miles of range per hour. The company promises that the Rapide E can handle a full lap of Germany's famed Nürburgring circuit with "absolutely no derating" of the battery, and that it shouldn't suffer with frequent hard acceleration and braking.

Aston is also aiming for the electric vehicle to " retain and enhance the feel, character, and delivery of the V12-engined Rapide S".

"As our first all-electric production model, Rapide E will fast-track our knowledge and help us ensure the character and high-performance capabilities of our future EV models and enhance the unique qualities found in all Aston Martins as we know them today", said in a statement the company's CEO Andy Palmer. The latter includes new wheels that are being teased here, wrapped with low rolling-resistance Pirelli P Zero tyres featuring noise-cancelling foam.

Aerodynamic improvements will be made over the Rapide S, while revised spring and damper rates are tuned for the different weight and power delivery characteristics. As Aston Martin's CEO, I take particular satisfaction working with Williams Advanced Engineering and our other associated technology partners to bring Rapide E to reality. "Rapide E will also serve as a critical step on our path to re-launching Lagonda as the world's first zero-emission luxury marque".

Rapide E will be built at the upcoming St. Athan production facility and customer deliveries are set for Q4 2019.

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