Aston Martin recently confirmed plans to introduce a fully-electric version of the Rapide sedan, which should arrive sometime around 2017. Now Aston Martin is giving us a preview of the new electric sedan with the RapidE electric concept. While the concept does preview the upcoming electric Rapide, Aston Martin says that it has also been created to showcase the best of what the UK has to offer and encourage people to visit, do business, invest and study in the country.
“The exciting RapidE concept tangibly demonstrates the capability and ambition of Aston Martin towards developing low- and zero-emission sports cars,” stated Aston Martin CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.
The RapidE Concept was created in a partnership with U.K. firm Williams Advanced Engineering. Aston Martin hasn’t revealed the specs for the electric powertrain, but it has been rumored that it will generate around 800 horsepower. A high-performance version has also been rumored with as much as 1,000 horsepower.
The electric Rapide will not be the only electric Aston Martin, since the automaker has also confirmed plans to introduce an electric version of the DBX concept that debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show.