Four years after the first demonstration of its prototype, Aston Martin finally introduced a mass-produced version of its first electric car Rapide E. The premiere took place at the Shanghai Motor Show.
The new electric car is powered by two electric motors. Both engines are mounted on the rear axle and have a total horsepower of 610 horsepower and a torque of 950 nm. The maximum speed reaches 250 km / h, from 0 to 100 km / h, the car accelerates for 4 seconds. Acceleration from 80 to 110 km / h takes only 1.5 seconds.
Aston Martin Rapide E is equipped with a 65 KWh battery with 5600 lithium ion 18650 type batteries. The outside of the battery is covered with carbon fiber and kevlar. It is placed in the place where the petrol version of the car are placed 6-liter V12 engine and gearbox. The new Rapide E chassis is also central to the new spring and damper features and the use of a new limited slip differential to handle torque. Changes were made to improve aerodynamics by 8% compared to the old gasoline model.
The mileage of the new electric vehicle according to the WLTP measuring cycle is 320 km. The 800 V architecture is used. The manufacturer emphasizes that charging at the 3101.2 miles per hour level is provided when using 800V / 100KW recharging stations. When using the most common 400V / 50KW charging stations, the charge level is 1851.2 miles per hour. With the help of its built-in converter, the electric vehicle can be charged from common power grids for approximately 3 hours.
All information about the driver for Aston Martin Rapide E – battery charge, power consumption, power recovery rate, etc. are displayed on a 10-inch screen. With the help of the company's smartphone application, the owner of the electric car can specify all the basic data – current load, mileage, current location, need to visit a service station and more. Everything happens in remote mode with the help of the smartphone app. Depending on the landscape and the type of driving, the GT, Sport and Sport + modes are available, each with its own dynamics and control settings.
The Aston Martin Rapide E electric car was developed in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), and will be assembled at the factory in South Wales. Pre-orders for the purchase of the Aston Martin Rapide E electric car have already begun. The price is announced after the request has been made. The first series of electric cars includes only 155 copies.
Let's remember that this car will use Daniel Craig in the new British espionage film James Bond.