Aston Martin's first all-electric vehicle Rapide E - Check speed, other features

May 06, 2019, 19:16 PM IST
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British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has paid meticulous attention to the development of it's first all-electric vehicle, Rapide E. In collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, the car has been designed to enhance and build on the feel, character and delivery of the V12-engine Rapide AMR, according to astonmartin.com. Further, the website said the company has also paid attention to the development and tuning of both the electric powertrain and the chassis across all three driving modes resulting in an agile, controlled and beautiful balance drive. The key features of Aston Martin's first all-electric car, according to the website, are given here to describe Rapide E’s performance, powerful engine and other details.

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1. Performance

1. Performance

Rapide E is powered by an 800V electrical architecture battery, encased in a Carbon Fibre and Kevlar casing, with a 65kWh installed capacity using over 5600 lithium-ion 18650 format cylindrical cells. These are mounted in a bespoke battery pack where the original 6.0-litre V12, its gearbox and fuel tank were previously located. This battery system powers two rear-mounted electric motors producing a combined target output of just over 612PS and a colossal 950Nm of torque making it our most powerful Rapide. Image source: astonmartin.com

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2. Speed and endurance

2. Speed and endurance

Rapide E has been designed to enhance the feel, character and delivery of the V12-engine Rapide AMR. With a top speed of 155mph and a sub – 4.0 seconds 0-60mph time and a 50-70mph time of just 1.5 seconds Rapide E unleashes a new electric breed of Aston Martin. Image source: astonmartin.com

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3. Beautifully engineered

3. Beautifully engineered

Rapide E houses the fastest and most powerful derivative of Rapide to date. With twin rear-mounted motors producing 612PS and 950Nm of torque, Rapide E is a pioneering step towards the Aston Martin's electrification strategy, says the website. Image source: astonmartin.com

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4. Twin electric motors

4. Twin electric motors

The rear wheel drive twin electric motors drive through a Limited-Slip Differential, which when combined with the revised spring and damper rates, ensure the pure handling characteristics of the petrol-powered Rapid AMR are retained, according to the information given on website. Image source: astonmartin.com

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5. Power and speed

5. Power and speed

With a range of over 200 miles under the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), and a charging capability rate of 185 miles of range per hour using a typical 400V 50kW charger, this all electric can take you anywhere. The 800V high-voltage battery system enables even faster charging of 310 miles of range per hour, using an 800V outlet delivery 100kW or higher. Image source: astonmartin.com

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