James Bond’s favorite car makers, the Aston Martin Lagonda Limited announced last week that it had secured the permissions to build its zero-emissions plug-in super car, RapidE (an advanced version of its existing model Rapide S).
The car is set to be priced at around $230,000, with The Williams Advanced Engineering team also being a part of this project. The British car maker has promised a range of more than 200 miles on one charge, with an expected 0 to 60mph time of about 3 seconds.
Its top speed is recorded to be 155 mph & that ladies and gentlemen, will make it one of the fastest electric cars ever to be made.
“We are now putting the first all-electric Aston Martin into production,” Aston Martin President and CEO Andy Palmer said in a news release. “RapidE represents a sustainable future in which Aston Martin’s values of seductive style and supreme performance don’t merely co-exist alongside a new zero-emission powertrain but are enhanced by it. The internal combustion engine has been at the heart of Aston Martin for more than a century and will continue to be for years to come. RapidE will showcase Aston Martin’s vision, desire and capability to successfully embrace radical change, delivering a new breed of car that stays true to our ethos and delights our customers.”