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Production Aston Martin Rapide E debuts at 2019 Shanghai Motor Show

The limited-edition electric Aston shakes off its conceptual act, debuting in production ready trim for just 155 lucky buyers.

Antuan Goodwin
Antuan Goodwin gained his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and electrification to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable.
Antuan Goodwin
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Meet the limited-edition, fully electric Aston Martin Rapide E, now in production-ready trim.  

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After a conceptual debut, the electric four-door coupe is ready for prime time. However, only 155 examples will be produced.  

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In place of the Rapide's V12 engine, the Rapide E is powered by a pair of electric motors that send 701 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels.  

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The electric drivetrain is powered by an 800-volt, 65 kWh lithium ion battery pack that is good for "over 200 miles of range" according to Aston.  

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The system can be rapidly recharged in about 3 hours at a standard station or in under an hour at a 400 or 800-volt charging station.  

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The wheels have been redesigned from improved aerodynamics and the suspension tweaked to accommodate the weight of the batteries. 

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Carbon fiber and kevlar encase the lithium-ion battery pack, which now lives where the combustion engine used to reside.  

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Inside, the Rapide E's cockpit is familiar to the conventional model with carbon fiber accents and a driver-focused layout.  

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The electric model features a 10-inch digital instrument cluster that monitors battery and powertrain performance and charge. A Rapide E app will allow for remote monitoring and control of the charging behavior when away from the car.  

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The digital display can be customized to display a wide range of information.  

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Check out more details about the Aston Martin Rapide E or check out the rest of our coverage of the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show.  

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