Here’s the RapidE, Aston Martin’s extravagant electric sedan of the future

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Aston Martin already makes a $200,000 sedan for moneyed families called the Rapide. But this is the RapidE — see the difference? That big “E” at the end there? Get it?

The RapidE looks basically identical to its petrol-powered forbear, but the underpinnings are entirely electric. Aston had teased back at Pebble Beach that it was working on an electric car, and now we’re learning more about it: much of the engineering work was performed by Williams (of F1 fame), and it could be ready for production in as little as two years. The vehicle was made possible thanks in part due to an investment from Chinese VC firm ChinaEquity; Aston Martin is in the midst of downsizing, so it seems that a cash infusion was in order to push the boutique…

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