It was bound to happen at some point, wasn't it? An Aston Martin that runs purely off electricity; no silky smooth V12 engine, and no sonorous exhaust note. Aston Martin confirmed they have worked alongside Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE to you and us) to make the 'Rapide-E', an all-electric super saloon that produces an extraordinary 602bhp.
Although the news may come as a surprise to some, avid followers of Aston Martin will know that electrification is very much at the forefront of the brand's developing infrastructure. In fact, it's been less than a year since Aston Martin announced that their second major UK manufacturing facility would become the brand's 'Home of Electrification'.
Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and Group Chief Executive Officer, said: "The Rapide E will spearhead development of Aston Martin's low- and zero-emission vehicle strategy. With the reintroduction of the Lagonda brand, this is a demonstration of how electrification features prominently in our business plan moving forward."