The New Aston Martin RapidE Features An All-Electric Powertrain

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 27, 2015
References: astonmartin & gizmag
The all-new Aston Martin RapidE is a concept vehicle that has been unveiled to commemorate the Chinese leadership's visit to the UK. This concept car is equipped with a fully electric powertrain in place of the V12 engine seen on the popular production Rapide S sedan. With the help of a Chinese investment group, it is hoped that a production version of a RapidE will be ready within two years.

Any production version of the RapidE would probably be available in two versions -- an RWD model with 552 brake horsepower and a 322-km range, and an all-wheel drive performance moden that would offer between 800 and 1,000 horsepower.

The Aston Martin RapidE is a thought-provoking concept vehicle that would be a welcome addition to the new world of high-performance electric vehicles once it sees light as a production model.