Aston Martin Rapide E Debuts in Shanghai

It is propelled by a 65-kWh battery powering the two electric motors on the rear axle.

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Aston Martin’s electric future begins with the Rapide E officially debuting at the Shanghai Auto Show today. Created in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, both did their best to render the best performance possible. Unveiled by Aston Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the Aston Martin Rapide E is propelled by a 65-kWh battery powering the two electric motors on the rear axle. The motors jointly create 604 hp and 700 pound-feet of torque.

With this power, the fastback can hit 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. As per the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) cycle, it can deliver 200 miles range, which equates to around 180 miles in our numbers. The battery takes an hour to give 185 miles of range when hooked up to a 400V 50 kW power outlet.
The Rapide E will offer three driving modes – GT, Sport, and Sport + – to deliver the driving thrills Aston Martins are famous for.

On the inside, it features a 10-inch digital display and a dedicated app, which allows owners to remotely monitor key information of the vehicle.

The Aston Martin Rapide E has opened its order books; however, they will only reveal the price to the interested buyers. The automaker plans to produce only 155 units.

Technical Specification – Aston Martin Rapide E

Body

  • Four-door body style with tailgate & four individual seats
  • Extruded aluminium bonded body structure
  • Aluminium & carbon fibre body panels
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights & direction indicators
  • Clear LED rear lamps & direction indicators
  • Carbon Fibre Splitter, Side Sills, and Diffuser

 Powertrain

  • Rear-mounted twin-motors, rear-wheel drive
  • Twin 3-phase Surface Permanent Magnet Radial Flux Synchronous Motors
  • Max motor speed: 11,500 rpm
  • Max power: 450 kW (604 bhp / 612 PS)
  • Max torque: 950Nm (700 lb-ft)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in <4.0 sec; 0-100 km/h in 4.2 sec
  • Max speed: 155mph (250 km/h) electronically limited
  • Rear mounted, single speed, offset architecture, helical gearbox
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Final drive ratio: 6.099:1

Steering

  • Electro-hydraulically assisted rack and pinion, Servotronic speed-sensitive, power assisted steering
  • 0 turns lock-to-lock
  • Column tilt & reach adjustment

Wheels & Tyres

  • 21” aero wheels
  • Front Tyre: 245/35 Pirelli P-Zero
  • Rear Tyre: 295/30 Pirelli P-Zero

Suspension

  • Front Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
  • Rear Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
  • 3-stage Adaptive Damping System

Brakes

  • Front dual-cast brake discs, 400 mm diameter with six-piston calipers
  • Rear dual-brake discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston calipers
  • 3-stage Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Electronic Park Brake (EPB)
  • Dark Anodised Brake Calipers

Dimensions

  • Length: 5,019 mm (197.6”)
  • Width: 1,929 mm (75.9”) excluding mirrors; 2140 mm (84.3”) including mirrors
  • Height: 1,350 mm (53.1”)
  • Wheelbase: 2,989 mm (117.7”)
  • Battery capacity: 65 kWh (99Ah)
  • Weight: 2,140 kg (4387 lb)

In-car entertainment

  • 10” electronic driver’s display with digital dials
  • 8” LCD Screen
  • Aston Martin App with remote dashboard
  • DAB radio
  • AM/FM radio
  • Apple Carplay
  • Android Auto
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