Aston Martin delivers promised EV – Rapide E

What’s a few extra hundred-grand when you’re already spending A$120+ on a Tesla right?

Aston Martin’s Rapide E is the delivery of a promise made years ago by the UK sports car manufacturer before being tangled up with LeEco and having their promised delivery date of 2018 skip on by.

Today they set things straight, announcing the limited run of 155 Rapide E’s will begin production through a new partnership with Formula 1 manufacturer Williams.

The Rapide E, which is heavily designed after its combustion counterpart, is rear drive and powered by twin electric motors that produce a lazy 950Nm of torque.

It’ll go from 0 – 60mph in just under 4 seconds, which at the price tag expected to adjoin it, pales in comparison to a P100D equipped Tesla Model S that’ll do it in just over 2. But then a Tesla is no Aston Martin and they’ve gone and included CarPlay and Android Auto when Tesla wont touch that so might be worth it after all.

Source: Rapide E – The first All-Electric Aston Martin | Aston Martin