It’s been a few years since we last heard of the Aston Martin RapidE, but the ongoing project to deliver the company’s first all-electric production car just got another step closer to reality. Aston Martin released this concept sketch and a promise to bring 155 examples to market by 2019.
The RapidE will be based upon the sportier Rapide AMR that was just revealed at Geneva this year, meaning it’ll have more aggressive styling and a more capable chassis. Of course capitalizing the E in RapidE means an all-electric powertrain, co-developed with Williams Advanced Engineering, replaces the 6.0-liter V12. I can’t think of a more depressing sentence I’ve ever written.
That’s all we really know about it at this point. Expect it to be fast, offer instantaneous torque (and probably their fastest 0-60 time ever), and very beautiful. But is it still really an Aston Martin without those wonderful sounds we’ve come to expect?
[Source: Aston Martin]