Aston Martin says that Rapide E accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 4 seconds
Aston Martin Rapide E is able to travel 320 km without recharging
A British manufacturer of prestigious sports cars Aston Martin also began participation in the “race” of electric vehicles. Recently in Shanghai hosted a presentation of the electric car Rapide E-class supercar. First the automaker announced its electric car four years ago and now intends to establish production superelectrons Rapide E, but only in a limited edition of 155 models.
Electric car Aston Martin uses a 800-volt battery with a capacity of 65 kW/h, which allows Rapide E to travel more than 320 kilometers without recharging – not the most outstanding indicator for autonomy. Mounted on the rear axle, the engine achieves a power output of 450 kW (600 horsepower) and reach speeds up to 250 km/h. Aston Martin says that Rapide E accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 4 seconds.
Aston Martin Rapide E
In the center of the dashboard of the electric vehicle is installed an 8-inch display, which runs the infotainment functions. It supports the technology of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Outside Rapide E almost indistinguishable from a model car with an internal combustion engine on which it is based, with the exception of some accents of blue in the headlights. Under the hood, of course, things are different. The main space occupied by the battery system. The total weight of the electric car was almost 2139 kilograms, which is about 180 pounds more models with the internal combustion engine.
Aston Martin Rapide E will be released in a limited edition of 155 models
Initially, the first all-electric supercar, Aston Martin was supposed to come out in 2018 and issued in serial format. Later, on the background of the bankruptcy LeEco refused to co-production. Aston Martin turned to the engineers of the Formula 1 team Williams for assistance in the development and has decided to reduce production capacity to 155 cars.
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Rapide E will be made in St. Athanasios, under the South Wales. There’s also Aston Martin plans to launch the production of electric cars Lagonda, the recently revived sub-brand.
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