Following in the footsteps of others has never been Aston Martin’s mission, especially when it comes to the reevaluation of one of the company’s most iconic vehicles. Now, the legendary UK-based manufacturer is ushering in a new age with the recently unveiled Rapide E — an established platform that will continue to set the bar for its competitors.
In an effort to deviate from its traditional offerings, Martin has opted for a new, 800V electric battery system that will replace the company’s commonly used V12 engine. With 600 horsepower, 700 lb-ft of torque, and over 200 miles of range on a single charge, the Rapide E provides a sleek alternative to the veritable mass of newly introduced all-electric vehicles that have become increasingly common within recent months. As a four-door platform, the Rapide E is surprisingly fast, rocketing from 0-60 in under four seconds, and topping out at a blistering 155 miles per hour. But there’s a catch — only 155 are slated for production — and reservations are already underway.