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Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E

Kuwait-backed luxury carmaker Aston Martin revealed its first all-electric production car, with the spectacular Rapide E making its world debut.

Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
Aston Martin's first all-electric production car, the Rapide E.
Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
Limited in production to 155 units.
Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
The car will have an 800-volt battery with 65kWh capacity
Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
Using lithium ion cells mounted to where the original 12-cylinder Rapide engine and gearbox were located.
Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
Rapide E joins a slew of new conceptual and production all-electric luxury vehicles
Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
It has a top speed of 155 miles per hour and a zero-60mph sprint time of just over three seconds.
Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
It has newly designed aerodynamic wheels, new Pirelli P-Zero tires, lowered body roll, refined rear-wheel-drive, and reduced cavity noise.
Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
Aston developed the Rapide E with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group.
Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
The battery system powers two rear-mounted electric motors that make the equivalent of 602bhp and 700 pound-feet of instant torque.