Aston Martin Rapide E

The production version of the electric Aston Martin Rapide E has been revealed at the Shanghai motor show. That’s the good news. The bad news is that only 155 will be built.

The Rapide E is powered by an 800V electrical architecture battery – encased in carbon fibre and Kevlar casing – with a 65kWh installed capacity using over 5600 lithium-ion 18650 format cylindrical cells. This bespoke battery pack lies where the original 6.0-litre V12, gearbox and fuel tank were located, with the 800V system allowing for more efficient charging and greatly improved thermal characteristics over existing electrical architectures. This battery system powers two rear mounted electric motors producing a combined target output of just over 610PS and 950Nm of torque.

The Rapide E’s range is over 200 miles under the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), while the model is capable of charging at a rate of 185 miles of range per hour using a typical 400V 50kW charger. However, the car’s 800V high-voltage battery system enables faster charging of 310 miles of range per hour, using an 800V outlet delivering 100kW or higher. For destination charging, the car also features a high-power AC on-board charger capable of recharging the battery in as little as 3 hours.

Top speed for Rapide E is 155mph, with a sub-4.0 second 0-60mph time and a 50-70mph time of just 1.5 seconds.

Aston Martin claims that the Rapide E can be driven on a full lap of the Nürburgring with no performance loss from the battery or motors.

The rear-wheel drive Rapide E has three driving modes, GT, Sport and Sport +, and the twin electric motors drive through a Limited-Slip Differential.

Developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), the Rapide E is 8% more aerodynamic than the internal combustion model.The Rapide E is available to order now, with prices available on application.

GREEN CAR GUIDE ELECTRIC CAR REVIEWS

Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron

audi a3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi Q7 e-tron

Audi Q7 e-tron

BMW 330e

BMW 330e

BMW 530e

BMW 530e

BMW i3s

BMW i3s

bmw-i3-94ah

BMW i3 94Ah Range Extender

bmw i3

BMW i3

bmw i3

BMW i3 Launch

BMW i8 Coupe

BMW i8

bmw-x5-40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

chevrolet-volt-001

Chevrolet Volt

hyundai-ioniq-electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric – Launch

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric – Living with

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai KONA Electric

Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar I-PACE 400PS Electric HSE

Living with the Jaguar I-PACE

Kia e-Niro

Kia e-Niro

Kia Niro PHEV

Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Optima PHEV

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

kia soul ev

Kia Soul EV Launch

Mercedes-Benz C 350 e Sport Estate

Mercedes-Benz C 350 e

Mercedes-Benz E 350e

Mercedes-Benz E 350 e

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

MINI Cooper S E Countryman

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2019

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2019

Nissan e-NV200 Combi

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200 7 Seater

Nissan LEAF 2018

New 2018 Nissan LEAF 40kWh

nissan leaf 2014

Nissan LEAF

nissan-leaf

Nissan LEAF 30kWh

peugeot-ion-001

Peugeot iOn

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

porsche panamera hybrid

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Range Rover Si4 P400e PHEV

Range Rover PHEV

renault-fluence-001

Renault Fluence ZE

renault-kangoo-001

Renault Kangoo ZE

renault-twizy-2-001

Renault Twizy

renault-twizy-001

Renault Twizy Launch

Renault ZOE ZE40

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

renault-zoe-001-crop

Renault ZOE Launch

smart fortwo cabriolet electric drive

smart fortwo cabrio Electric Drive

Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Model S P85D

tesla model s

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 90D

Tesla Model X 100D

Tesla Model X 100D

Toyota Prius Plug-in

Toyota Prius Plug-in

vauxhall ampera

Vauxhall Ampera

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-up!

Volkswagen e-up!

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE

volkswagen-passat-gte-estate

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine

volvo-v60-phev

Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine

Volvo V90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo V90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC60 Twin Engine T8

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

volvo-xc90-t8

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC90 T8

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Launch