After making its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, the 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E has dominated automotive-related conversations especially when it comes to electric cars. Expectations are high as the automaker has promised its Rapide E will mimic the feel and character of the Rapide AMR. It certainly has the style and performance to earn its Aston Martin pedigree. This is an automobile for a chosen few, those who want to own a part – and be a part – of automotive history.
The 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E redefines power for the iconic automaker. There is no engine, gearbox, exhaust system or fuel tank. Instead, 5600 ion cells are packed in a carbon-fiber Kevlar producing 65kWh of power. Its two rear electric motors produce 700 lb-ft of torque and 449kW. That converts to 602 hp of mechanical power. This is actually six more horsepower and 236 more lb-ft of torque than the Rapide AMR. The Rapide E can accelerate from zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds (or less) and has a top speed of 155mph. This acceleration and speed without the roar of an Aston Martin engine is both thrilling and a bit surreal. It has a range of nearly 200 miles between charges, with a high-power onboard charger completing the job in about three hours.
Wind Shredding Exterior Styling
With no engine to cool, Aston Martin designers and engineers were free to create an automobile that would slice through the air, as opposed to manipulating it. This has resulted in a stylish new front end treatment and sleek design. A larger rear diffuser results from the Rapide E’s lack of an exhaust system and redesigned underfloor. Forged aluminum wheels add to the aerodynamics of the Rapide E.
Informative Tech Keeps You Connected
Inside the 2020 Rapide E keeps you informed and connected with a 10” digital screen that shares details of your Aston Martin’s performance. Easily and conveniently monitor the state of the battery’s charge, real-time energy consumption, and motor power levels. The cabin features the luxury amenities you would expect from Aston Martin including liberal use of carbon fiber trim. The Rapide E also features remote monitoring.
The First of a New Generation
The Aston Martin Rapide E represents the first of the British sportscar maker’s new generation of electric vehicles. It begins the move to the brand’s goal of moving to all electrified vehicles by 2025. It is also the first Aston Martin to be produced at the company’s new state-of-the-art St. Athan plant in Wales.
Production of the Aston Martin Rapide E is extremely limited and will be available for a chosen few. It is a rare opportunity to play a role in the automotive history of a legendary brand.
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