Designing electric cars is the first step but the obvious upgrade would be to make them more luxurious and powerful that people who love expensive cars would go for it.
Aston Martin, the automobile brand known for their luxury cars is already working on the RapidE electric luxury car.
The upcoming car is based on a model revealed by the company in the year 2015. While some may have missed to remember the name, Aston Martin confirmed that it was named the RapidE back then and is under development scheduled to hit dealership stores by 2019. However, if you are planning to buy one, it would be a very difficult task because the company will product just 155 units of these cars. The extremely limited number and the high price tag would make it difficult for most buyers to get their hands on it.
A couple of sketches of the car were released online to give us a quick overview of how the model would look like. Surprisingly, it looks very much like the Rapid S car. However, the RapidE is an electric model which has minimal changes made to the body so as to accommodate the electric motor and the batteries associated with it. In other words, it looks extremely stylish and worthy to be known as a successor to the successful model from Aston Martin. The only prominent change that you would spot immediately is the blue colored center line which indicates that it is eco-friendly and an EV version.
Aston Martin is not alone in the production process as the company has associated itself with Williams Advanced Engineering team. The particular team is known for making the best bespoke cars known for their fashionable outlook and performance. Their expertise will be utilized to make the RapidE stand up to all the hype. Under the hood, the original car was powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine which will be replaced with an electric motor that is capable of delivering the same output as the V12 version. It is not easy task but the companies are aiming a 2019 release by which it should be ready.
“The electric powered motor is sure to deliver the horsepower and the torque generated by the amazing V12 engine. The only drawback would be the fact that you won’t get the sound produced by this iconic engine which is something car enthusiasts may not enjoy. But, it does have zero emissions making it an eco-friendly car appropriate for the future,” comment CEO Andy Palmer.
The overall weight of the RapidE will still be the same because of the electric motor and the batteries used in it.