Can you imagine an 800 hp all-electric Aston Martin? If it’s up to CEO Andy Palmer it will be realised soon, Automotive News revealed. The electric all-wheel drive Rapide would have a range of 200 miles / 322 kilometres.

The British Sports cars manufacturer brings its four-dour Rapide to the market in two years and it would be followed by an all-electric version of the DBX crossover by the end of the decade, Palmer said at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Photos: This is the all-electric Aston Martin DBX Concept

“If you want to keep making V12 engines, then you’ve got to do something at the opposite end of the spectrum,” Palmer said. It will be positioned as a premium electric car with a price tag between $200,000 and $250,000.

Palmer won’t be focussing purely on acceleration but on overall performance instead. “We don’t do ‘Ludicrous mode’ because that’s stupid,” Palmer said referring to Tesla’s latest upgrade for the Model S, now capable of 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.

Palmer: “I think that the fact that you could drive a few laps of a decent race course or race it around the Nordschleife is much more interesting than doing 500 metres in Ludicrous mode.”

It would probably not take long after introduction that a Rapide EV hits the race track.

SOURCEAutomotive News
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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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  1. “We don’t do ‘Ludicrous mode’ because that’s stupid,”
    Sounds like someone is in jelly school to me. Tesla has a range of 300 miles. what he really wants to say is buy our aston at double the price and get a car that drives as maybe fast and goes 2/3 the range all just to have a fancy badge on it. Palmer, with all due respect, lets see how it performs before you open up your clapper and start spewing garbage from your face hole.

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