Aston Martin, the renowned British automaker of luxury sports sedans and grand tourer models, is going to introduce an all-electric vehicle for the model year 2017, with the name, 2017 Aston Martin RapidE. The Company introduced an all-electric adaptation of the Aston Martin Rapide S, which can be considered as a genuine and direct rival to the Tesla Model S. Gossips had been circulating for quite a lot of months about the likelihood of Aston Martin, constructing an all-electric vehicle. The vehicle was revealed outside the Lancaster House during a gathering between the Chinese President and the affiliates of the British Royal family. The location was watchfully planned, as the China Equity sponsors the RapidE project and its initial models are aimed at the Chinese market, as well.
2017 Aston Martin RapidE Exterior
Most of the external styling, except some minor aesthetic tweaks, of the 2017 RapidE resembles that of the Rapide S model. As a result, buyers can expect the new vehicle in a more stylish way with four doors. With some minor aesthetic changes, it is expected that the outside look of the new sedan will definitely be more attractive than that of the model S.
Some of the notable outside changes in the new model RapidE include the blue dotted labels on its hood, doors, and on the roof. The new vehicle also comes with the RapidE emblem on its trunk lid, bearing the blue color letter “E”. Other visible differences consist of Williams Advanced Engineering writing on its mirrors, front fenders, ten-spoke alloy wheels and on the carbon caps.
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Aston Martin RapidE 2017 Interior
Aston Martin has not yet revealed the interior changes of its 2017 model RapidE, but it is expected that it will carry over some of its interior features from the Rapide S model, and particularly the instrument cluster, which will be redesigned according to the flavors of the modern day buyers. This instrument cluster will be quite helpful in displaying the information about the condition of the batteries and about the drivetrain. The new sedan also comes equipped with highly developed seats, which will be upholstered in high-quality leather to offer a more comfortable ride to its occupants and a more luxurious look to its cabin than before. The cabin will also be equipped with the latest version of entertainment and safety systems to offer an amusing and safe ride to its occupants.
This time, the 2017 Aston Martin RapidE comes equipped with two electric engine options.
The base engine will be the one that was used to power the Rapid S model. This will be combined with a durable electric motor to offer a combined power output of 550 ponies and the power will be transmitted to the back wheels. The new sedan will cover the maximum distance of 200 miles (320 km) solely on electric power.
The second drive train will be a traditional engine, which will offer its performance in combination with four electric motors. With this combination, the new sedan will get the combined power than ranges from 800 to 1000 ponies. Each of the available four motors would offer the required power to each wheel of the vehicle. To maintain a favorable center of gravity and weight sharing, the wheels of the vehicle are mounted along its spine.
Base price and the date of release
Buyers can buy their favorite new Aston Martin RapidE 2017 during the first half of 2017 with the starting price of $ 250,000.
2017 Aston Martin RapidE photos