Without compromising on the classic and beloved Aston Martin character, the all new Rapide E is enhanced in every aspect. Designed to match the drive, power and passion of the v12-engine Radipe AMR, the new all-electric variation is stunning down to every detail. Paying attention to the finer details, the development and tuning are refined to create a jaw-dropping driving experience between the electric powertrain and the chassis with each of the three driving modes. As a result, the Rapide E offers a balanced, nimble and meticulous drive. As the first all-electric Aston Martin, the special edition Rapide E boasts collaborative efforts from Williams Advanced Engineering, to build on the already incredible aesthetics of the Rapide. Extracting elegance from the conventionally fuelled model, the new electric variation features optimum aerodynamic performance.
With aerodynamics as the soul focus of the design engineering, the Rapide E’s exterior has been optimised to enhance performance. By creating an even further improved aerodynamic design in the electric model’s exterior and underbody, as well as newly formed aluminium wheels, the Aston Martin achieves exceptional levels of efficiency, frictional loss and cooling performance. What’s more, the powerful design language gives an added feel of luxury and style. Powered by an 800V electrical architecture battery, the Rapide E features Carbon Fibre and Kevlar casing, both ensuring the overall weight of the model is comparable to the petrol original. Mounted in a bespoke battery pack in place of the original 6.0-litre V12, gearbox and fuel tank, using over 5600 lithium-ion 18650 format cylindrical. The battery system drives two rear mounted electric motors delivering a combined target output of just over 612PS and an outstanding 950Nm of torque, which makes the Rapide E the most powerful variant yet.
Mounting the electric motors to the rear axle meant the key aspects of the Rapide have barely changed, ensuring maximum similarity to the original limited-volume car. What’s more, the practicality of the Rapide E is much like the petrol-powered version, with the motors creating minimal change to the boot capacity. The all new electric breed of Aston Martin offers an authentic feel and delivery of the V12-engine Rapide AMR. Delivering a top speed of 155mph, a 0-60mph time of 4 seconds and a 50-70mph in a jaw-dropping 1.5 seconds, the Rapide E is a true Aston Martin through and through. Unleashing over 200 miles of range according to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), the Rapide E is astonishing no matter the journey. Through a typical 400V 50kWh charger, the Rapide E charges at the rate of 185 miles per hour. With an 800V high voltage, the battery system offers an even more impressive 310 miles of range per hour.