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Aston Martin Not Chasing Tesla Customers With Electric RapidE 6
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Electric Vehicles, Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model S on 12 6th, 2017


The upcoming all-electric Aston Martin RapidE may seem like a direct rival to the Tesla Model S but according to boss Andy Palmer, the RapidE won’t target Tesla buyers.

During an interview with Autocar, Palmer said customers of the RapidE won’t be interested in the mind-boggling straight-line performance of the Model S and instead place a greater emphasis on luxury.

“Most of the people who buy a Model S are buying it fully loaded. They’re not limited by their cash; they’re limited by the offer.

“We’re looking to those guys looking for something above Tesla. That customer probably isn’t looking for ‘Ludicrous mode’. Our offer will have very credible acceleration – equal to a petrol Aston Martin – but you’ll be able to drive the car rapidly all the way around the Nürburgring without it derating or conking out on you,” Palmer said.

The British automaker has been developing and testing the all-electric RapidE for quite some time now and will limit production to just 155 units. Rather than chasing huge sales figures, the car is a short-term answer to demand for an electric Aston Martin and in the future, could be superseded by an EV developed from the ground up.

According to Aston Martin, the RapidE will be based on the performance-oriented Rapide AMR and therefore receive a more aggressive design than a typical Rapide. The car is being co-developed with Williams Advanced Engineering and is set to launch in 2019.

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Aston Martin Not Chasing Tesla Customers With Electric RapidE 6
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Electric Vehicles, Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model S on 12 6th, 2017


The upcoming all-electric Aston Martin RapidE may seem like a direct rival to the Tesla Model S but according to boss Andy Palmer, the RapidE won’t target Tesla buyers.

During an interview with Autocar, Palmer said customers of the RapidE won’t be interested in the mind-boggling straight-line performance of the Model S and instead place a greater emphasis on luxury.

“Most of the people who buy a Model S are buying it fully loaded. They’re not limited by their cash; they’re limited by the offer.

“We’re looking to those guys looking for something above Tesla. That customer probably isn’t looking for ‘Ludicrous mode’. Our offer will have very credible acceleration – equal to a petrol Aston Martin – but you’ll be able to drive the car rapidly all the way around the Nürburgring without it derating or conking out on you,” Palmer said.

The British automaker has been developing and testing the all-electric RapidE for quite some time now and will limit production to just 155 units. Rather than chasing huge sales figures, the car is a short-term answer to demand for an electric Aston Martin and in the future, could be superseded by an EV developed from the ground up.

According to Aston Martin, the RapidE will be based on the performance-oriented Rapide AMR and therefore receive a more aggressive design than a typical Rapide. The car is being co-developed with Williams Advanced Engineering and is set to launch in 2019.

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Four-Door Vantage Would Make An Awesome Baby Rapide 3
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Aston Martin Vantage on 12 3rd, 2017


Four-door coupes like the Aston Martin Rapide can offer a pretty compelling best-of-both-worlds proposition, but sometimes they’re too big and too expensive for their own good.

We can’t help but wonder, then, if it isn’t time that Aston Martin make a smaller alternative, with the Rapide due to be replaced by a new EV. Something… just like this.

Rendered by X-Tomi Design is an elongated take on the new Vantage, stretched digitally to accommodate four doors (and an extra set of seats in the back)­ – and looking even more like a Fisker.

With the DB9-based Rapide hovering closer to the $250k mark, a slightly lower-end model would do a better job of taking on the Porsche Panamera, which starts out at $85k in base spec and maxes out at short of $200k in top-of-the-line Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive trim.

It’d be a suitable foil as well to the forthcoming four-door Mercedes-AMG GT – likely to be powered by the same engine – and to a possible 8 Series Gran Coupe, should BMW choose to build one. But we’re getting way ahead of ourselves here.

The counterpoint is that the Rapide’s interior accommodations are tight enough as it is, so on second thought, maybe a smaller version wouldn’t be such a hot idea. Especially not in that retina-searing shade of neon green, at any rate.

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All-New Vantage Serves As Inspiration For 2020 Aston Martin Rapide 25
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Electric Vehicles, Renderings, Reports on 11 25th, 2017


The new generation Aston Martin Rapide has been imagined as a stretched version of the 2018 Vantage, with two extra doors.

However, as good as it may look, Joe Zechnas’ idea of the British super saloon has a few major flaws.

First, the current Rapide shares its underpinnings with the defunct DB9, so the DB11 makes for a more likely candidate than the Vantage, and second, it will be available solely with an electric powertrain, so you may want to erase those quad exhaust pipes and fuel filler cap.

Confirmed for a 2019 presentation, the zero-emissions Rapide will be known as RapidE. Details surrounding its powertrain are scarce at the moment, but it’s believed to use at least two electric motors to deliver instant power to the wheels.

Aston Martin will limit the production of the RapidE to only 155 units, with a Lagonda-badged vehicle taking its place as a conventional saloon in Aston’s range, so interested parties might want to contact the company in the near future, as there’s a good chance most of them will already be spoken by the time it makes its debut.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante To Be Unveiled At Pebble Beach 31
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Aston Martin Vanquish, Pebble Beach, Zagato on 07 31st, 2017


Aston Martin has announced plans to unveil the new Vanquish Zagato Volante at Pebble Beach.
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Aston Martin Had To Scale Down Plans For Its First Electric Model 27
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Electric Vehicles, LeEco, Reports on 06 27th, 2017


Aston Martin may have confirmed its first electric model, the RapidE for 2019 but the company had to rethink its plans after LeEco pulled out of the project.
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Aston Martin RapidE Confirmed For Production, Will Arrive In 2019 26
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Electric Vehicles on 06 26th, 2017


Aston Martin has announced plans to build a production version of the RapidE concept which was introduced nearly two years ago.
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Is This 9k Mile Flooded Aston Martin Rapide Worth Resuscitating? 12
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, auction, Galleries, used cars on 06 12th, 2017


Usually when we come across a flood damaged vehicle up for sale, we'd immediately advise against even considering buying it. However, the following 2014 Aston Martin Rapide could be worth saving.
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Aston Martin Rapide To Be Discontinued In Favor Of EV 21
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 03 21st, 2017


Aston Martin has confirmed that the V12-powered Rapide we’re familiar with will soon be killed off to make way for an all-electric variant.
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Aston Martin Rapide and Vantage Gain More Extreme AMR Derivatives 7
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Concepts, aston martin rapide, Aston Martin Vantage, concept, Geneva Motor Show on 03 7th, 2017


Aston Martin announced the launch of the AMR sub-brand which is aimed to take technology and inspiration from motorsport and create a sharper version of each model in the company’s range.
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Rory Reid Sparks Life Into Top Gear With Aston Martin Road Trip 10
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Aston Martin Videos, Top Gear, video on 02 10th, 2017


As Top Gear continues to thrive in its post-Chris Evans era, the TV show’s official YouTube channel has just launched a new series which will see Rory Reid enjoying some of the world’s greatest driving roads in some thrilling road trips.
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These Supercars Aren’t Made Where You Think They Are 26
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Acura, Acura NSX, ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Ford, Ford GT, Honda / Acura NSX, mercedes, Mercedes SLR McLaren, Spotlight, Spyker on 12 26th, 2016


The mainstream, mass-market automakers that drive the industry have long since broken beyond the borders of the countries in which they're based.

That Toyota you're driving, for instance, was probably made in America, not in Japan. The Fiat 500 may be quintessentially Italian, but it's made in Poland and Mexico. And despite its all-American image, the Jeep Renegade is made in Italy.
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This Is What Happens When Supercar Manufacturers Make Four-Door Sedans 1
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, aston martin rapide, Bugatti, Bugatti Concepts, Bugatti Galibier, Ferrari, Ferrari Concepts, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Maserati, Maserati Quattroporte, porsche, Porsche Panamera, Spotlight on 08 1st, 2016


There was a time – and it wasn't so long ago – that supercar manufacturers made two-door sports cars, and that was all they made. But these days their wealthy clientele demand the best of both worlds: the ability to transport the entire family at breakneck speeds and in the grandest of style.
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Aston Martin Recalls 6,000 Vehicles In US Over Door Locks 18
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin DBS, aston martin rapide, Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin Vantage, Recalls on 07 18th, 2016


Aston Martin is recalling the lion's share of its luxury sports cars in America over a security feature that works just fine, but does not comply with US federal regulations.
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