In the next two years the company Aston Martin intends to produce all-wheel drive, a fully electric version of the sports coupe Rapide, which will vary with the capacity of 800 HP and a power reserve of 320 km Coupe crossover Aston Martin DBX electric also has not disappeared from the plans of a new production company.
With plans to release a fully electric car based on the model Rapide Aston Martin is directly targeting the position of top-end versions of the sedan of premium-class Tesla Model S. that Aston Martin is currently developing an electric car based on the model of the Rapide Executive Director of the British automaker, Andy Palmer told Automotive News at the recent festival of Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance 2015. Mr. Palmer also noted that the basic car model for the design of transmission already went on the road.
Electric Aston Martin Rapide to join his brother with ice, rather than become its substitute. The head of Aston Martin also emphasizes that priority will be given to performance.
“I think the fact that you will be able to drive a few laps on a decent track or to drive on the nürburgring race track sounds much more interesting than to drive 500 m mode Mode is Ludicrous,” said Andy Palmer to Automotive News resource, trying to strike a “blow” Tesla Motors with its recent update.
It is worth noting that Andy Palmer previously mentioned the electric version of the Rapide. Earlier this year he said that the main priority when designing the car is the power. Partner Aston Martin on the project is an unnamed company in Silicon valley. Her name is not yet known, but Palmer noted that it is not Tesla.
“If you want to continue to produce V12 engines, then you need to do something and on the opposite side of the spectrum,” he described the company’s strategy, Andy Palmer in an interview with Automotive News.
The production of the electric version of the Rapide is just the first step in the electrification of the brand. In addition, the company’s plans for the next decade is the coupe-crossover DBX with electric drive, presented in March at the Geneva motor show, as well as plug-in hybrid car.