Aston Martin has put out its plan to bring its first all-electric production car to market. It made its world debut at China’s Auto Shanghai 2019 motor show. Centered on the four-door Rapide S, the all-electric Aston Martin Rapide E 2020 is likely to begin shipping end of 2019. Disclosed by Aston Martin, Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, Rapide E is a crucial model for the luxury brand. Following the success of previous special-edition models, Rapide E delivers a superior level of performance, craftsmanship, and exclusivity, while also pushing Aston Martin into the all-electric kingdom.
Aston Martin Rapide E 2020 represents a revolutionary first step towards achieving the company’s wider electrification strategy and the successful execution of Lagonda – the world’s first zero-emission luxury brand. However, it is released as a special edition with a production run strictly limited to 155 units. Further, Rapide E has been developed in association with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE).
The Design of Aston Martin Rapide E 2020
Aston Martin’s design and engineering teams have worked for hand in hand to extract the optimal smooth performance available from Rapide’s elegant form.
The exterior design of Aston Martin Rapide E 2020 is comparable to the Rapide S model. However, it is expected to be sportier than Rapid S. To the front side aspect, the new Rapid E has got traditional metal blades, which give way to prominent large front grille containing very high suction power strength. Moreover, because of lower cooling requirements, Aston Martin’s aerodynamic engineers have been given the freedom to improve the opening of the frontal area so that airflow through the car’s body could be minimized. So that it improves the car’s aerodynamic efficiency and increases the range.
The interior design of the car is more alike Rapide S, with changes in the covers. In Rapide E, it is much more fashionable. Further, the entertainment solutions in the rear seating comprise two shows, which can be added to the rear of front side chairs.
Moreover, a devoted app allows critical information from the car to be remotely monitored. In this powerful dashboard, data such as remaining range, battery status, and time to charge, as well as allowing navigation destinations to be sent from the app to the car for easy route planning, are displayed. Further, the car’s parking spot can also be seen through the app, along with walking directions provided to help re-locate its location. Finally, the health and status of Rapide E can also be tracked from the app; for instance, it gives reminders such as when a key service is due.
All you want to know about the Engine
To your Engine, it features 600PS Aston Martin’ type, used 6.1 liter V12. The latest driver of 2020 Aston Rapide could achieve 810 also 1002 hp. Total energy on this Engine will give 550 hp, as well as the electric goes around 200 mils.
As it is Aston’s first electric production vehicle and it uses V12 Rapide as its base. The car has been totally re-engineered. Thus it comes equipped with two-rear mounted electric motors that produce 601 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. Hence the rear-wheel-drive and can reach 60 mph in less than four seconds.
With a 65-kWh capacity fuel tank, the Rapide E is supposed to have a range of 200 miles on a charge and has an advanced 800V battery system which promises very fast charging abilities with the correct charger. However, the Rapide’s 800V high-voltage battery system assists faster charging of 310 miles of range per hour, with an 800V outlet delivering 100kW or higher.
Performance of the Rapide E
The critical element of any Aston is the performance. So the Aston Martin Rapide E 2020 reaches 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds as per company estimates, and have a top speed of 155 mph. Moreover, most importantly, a limited-slip differential will help put the power to the pavement when cornering, while modified Pirelli tires supposedly deliver an optimal blend of low-rolling resistance and grip.
Release date and price
The release date of the new Rapid E has not known yet. However, some vehicle industry experts predict it will be launched quickly at the end of 2019. Moreover, the price of the car is also not known yet. But several automobile professionals predict that it will be priced between $200.000 and $250.000.
So if you are considering adding the Aston Martin Rapide E 2020 to your garage, it is ideal to contact your closest showroom now because only 155 examples will be made. Meanwhile, if all goes well, it will be a worthy competitor to other premium alternative-fuel vehicles such as the BMW i8, Audi R8 e-tron, Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Jaguar I-Pace, and Telsa Model S.