Rapide E, Aston Martin’s First Electric Sports Model

The British super car company Aston Martin is to ready to charge into the electrification scene with its new all-electric production car, the Rapide E. The marque’s first all-electric production car is promised to deliver a superior level of performance, craftmanship and exclusivity. It becomes the first car that will be built at Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art St Athan production facility. The company unveiled the production version of the Rapide E at China’s Shanghai motor show this week.

Limited to 155 units, the Rapide E sedan packs an 800-volt electrical system with a 65 kWh, 5,600-cell lithium-ion battery pack good for 602 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque.  Top speed is 155 mph, and the sprint from zero to 60 will take less than 4 seconds. The Rapide E will charge 185 miles per hour on a 400-volt 50kW charger, with 300 miles per hour on a 100kW 800-volt charger. The company says that it results in a range of “over 200 miles” under the WLTP standard and it will charge at “851,2 miles of range per hour using a typical 400V 50kW charger.”

Much attention has been lavished upon the Rapide’s aerodynamics, with active shuttering of the grille, a smooth undertray, cheeky rear diffuser and bespoke, slippery forged aluminium wheels. Rapide E features a new larger rear diffuser  and its forged aluminium aerodynamic wheels give greater efficiency, without compromising brake cooling capability. Forged aluminum wheels have also been developed for the model and come wrapped in special Pirelli P-Zero tires.

The Rapide E will start deliveries in 2020. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.