Less than two years after being unveiled as a concept, the RapidE spearheads Aston Martin’s low-emission strategy at lightning pace. The all-electric powertrain replaces the traditional 6-litre V12 to deliver a driving experience unique from any other Aston Martin. The luxury four-door coupé is a historic first step towards a significant milestone in the brand’s manufacturing heritage. The RapidE represents a sustainable future for Aston Martin as well as futuristic performance gains for the iconic brand’s thrill-seeking enthusiasts.
The RapidE takes inspiration from the newly unveiled Rapide S model. Its sweeping lines and single-louvre grille blend iconic Aston Martin styling with lightning blue trim, highlighting the car’s status as an electric model. The gaping air intakes and a prominent diffuser are taken from Aston Martin’s considerable success in international GT racing. Partnering this with Williams F1 advance engineering and the high-torque electric powertrain ensures the RapidE delivers exciting results.
Aston Martin has embraced radical change to develop a new breed of car. The values of seductive style and supreme performance don’t just co-exist with the new electric design: they are optimised by it. With engineering developed in conjunction with the highly-experienced Williams F1 team, an emission-free electric motor will deliver white-knuckle acceleration to all four wheels. Aston Martin has drawn on Williams’ extensive knowledge to deliver a car that sits in its own unique position alongside others in the illustrious Aston Martin range.
Williams F1 has kept cards close to its chest so far, however the engineers will draw on their extensive battery experience to deliver range of up to 200 miles. The concept also boasted a face-stretching 1,000hp: however this won’t be confirmed until the RapidE is unveiled. Aston Martin has taken bold steps to support its future electrification strategy: it’s a sustainable vision to ensure the prestigious British brand continues to deliver unique and outstanding driving experiences long into the future.