Aston Martin RapidE is a full-blown electric supercar that will be developed alongside Williams Advanced Engineering
Aston Martin has confirmed building an electric supercar based on the RapidE Concept revealed almost two years ago. The British manufacturer had initially planned to join hands with LeEco for this special project but the financial woes seem to have forced them to alter the prospects. It will now partner Williams Advanced Engineering that will form the platform and engineering needs on the electric supercar project.
Due to the changes in the assignment, the delay in the debut of the production model has become inevitable as Aston Martin will only launch the RapidE in 2019. A major highlight of the new partnership is that Aston Martin and Williams have already worked on the original concept giving way for more possible brainstorming and intelligent ideas.
The Williams Advanced Engineering firm has its roots in Formula One and has expertise in electric powertrain technology for commercial vehicles and other businesses as well in the UK and around the world. Information regarding the production RapidE are just limited at this moment but one thing for sure is that it will take inspiration from the Rapide AMR.
Moreover, the all-electric supercar will have a four-door sports car body style and will have the dynamics of a Rapide S. The famous super car brand known for its alluring looks goes on to say that the immediate power delivery from the electric motors means that the RapidE will “offer a unique driving experience” unlike any other cars in the Aston Martin lineup.
The RapidE Concept came to light back in October 2015 and with the confirmation that it will enter production, CEO Dr Andy Palmer believes that a new milestone has been achieved. He stated that it will display the brand’s capability in adapting radical change and will signal arrival of a new breed of cars. With all the excitement going behind this project, there will only be 155 units made.