Aston Martin opened the electric supercar Rapide ESeptember 12, 2018
Electric supercar Aston Martin Rapide E was built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engeneering
Aston Martin company has published a teaser image of the electric supercar Rapide E, which was developed in cooperation with Williams Advanced Engineering. The assembly of the first “battery” model of the British brand will be established at the plant in St. Atan. The total circulation of the issue will not exceed 155 copies.
As a partner in the implementation of the project to build an electric supercar Aston Martin chose the engineering company Williams Advanced Engineering, specializing in the development of ultralight materials and new types of batteries. Williams specialists were responsible for the layout of the power plant, as well as the efficiency of the cooling system for batteries and electric motors.
In Rapide E there are two of them – both are mounted on the rear axle. The total output of the unit is 610 horsepower and 950 Nm of torque. I am feeding electric motors from the battery pack installed in place of the V12 engine. The battery consists of 5600 lithium-ion cells, its capacity is 65 kilowatt-hours.
According to preliminary information, the Aston Martin Rapide E can accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in less than four seconds. The maximum speed of an electric car will be 250 kilometers per hour. The power reserve is more than 322 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. The power plant will be set up so that the supercar can drive through the Nurburgring without losing power.
Engineers also paid special attention to aerodynamics. Rapide E has a closed bottom, as well as special wheels, shod in rubber Pirelli P-Zero with noise-absorbing foam. It is noted that for the electric car the suspension was reconfigured so that its character was similar to the character of the gasoline Rapide S.
The price for Aston Martin Rapide E will be available upon request to potential buyers. The first deliveries of cars are planned for the fourth quarter of 2019.