For some reason, Aston Martin chose to show its Rapide E in Shanghai, at the 2019 Auto Show held there.
Also, they announced that they will build only 155 units of the model and the owners will be very proud of their cars.
The Aston Martin Rapide E is the first electric vehicle from the British luxury brand. It is powered by a pair of electric motors installed in the rear, with a total power output of 610 HP and a truck-like torque of 950 Nm (700.7 lb-ft). The power is sent to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential.
The battery pack has 65 kWh and is installed where the 6.0-liter V12 engine and gearbox from the gasoline-powered Rapide used to sit. With all these, the four-door electric supercar is able to reach 60 MPH (97 kph) in under 4 seconds. The total range of the vehicle is 200 miles (321 km) and the charging capacity is 185 miles range/hour if plugged into a 400 V – 50 kW charger.
Inside, the instrument cluster is filled with a 10” LCD, which shows all the important data for the vehicle. The Rapide E is also the most digitalized Aston Martin ever. It has a dedicated app that even shows where the vehicle is parked, when is the next service due and charging status if needed.