Aston Martin teases its first battery-electric sports car, the Rapide E

Aston Martin just released a few tantalizing details about its forthcoming, ultra-exclusive battery-electric sports car, a first for the famed British marque. This will be a very quick, very expensive, very beautiful car, so buckle up.

The official name has been changed from “RapidE” to the more awkward-to-pronounce “Rapide E” — presumably to differentiate it from Aston Martin’s $200,000 Rapide S luxury sedan that’s been in production since 2010. The automaker will only make 155 vehicles, or about a third of its original plan before the departure of struggling Chinese electronics manufacturer LeEco as an investor on the project last year.

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