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Aston Martin is preparing an electric car of 800 hp for 2017 based on Rapide, that will rival Tesla Model S

Aston Martin wants to vigorously enter on the electric car market. According to Andy Palmer, CEO, the British car manufacturer will introduce, within two years, a 800 hp electric version of Aston Martin Rapide.

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Aston Martin Rapide four-door coupe of the British brand, could be the first electric model of the company. According to the Automotive News, an electric version of Rapide is still pending and could be launched over two years. Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin presented this information and noted that electric model that will develop 800 hp and will be succeeded by an electric variant of DBX, the first crossover of the mark. News of the first electric series model from Aston Martin appeared several months ago, but now we are talking about an official confirmation from the company head.

Andy Palmer spoke of the forthcoming electric car from Aston Martin in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Although the model specifications are not yet finalized, Palmer said he wants to obtain a model of 800 hp, all-wheel drive, capable of providing a range of 320 kilometers. This strategy is necessary in order to overcome the Aston Martin emissions from V12 engines offer small independent British company.

Given the fact that Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door coupe, and its variant electricity would become a direct rival of the Tesla Model S, particularly in the case of variant top boss Aston Martin was asked about the price of this model and how sees competition with American brand. Palmer does not feel threatened by Tesla, especially because Rapide model wants to sell power at a price higher than the American approach and believes that the California brand is not yet ready to attack the same price segment as the British manufacturer.

Aston Martin’s CEO Andy Palmer attacks Tesla Model S : The performance mode Ludicrous is stupid”

Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, said the future based on speed electric supercar will not need a special way to be powerful, such as the Tesla Model S.

Andy Palmer still know him during the act as chief executive officer of Nissan. Back then, Palmer characterize new Nissan Pulsar as a true rival for the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 chapter even interior refinement.

His comments sparked a wave of comments and conflicting. Regardless of the level of sophistication shown by Pulsar, then still a surprise, because the car was launched, Palmer‘s statement lit spirits and attracted an impressive popularity for Japanese compact.

Aston Martin enlisted for the position of president, Andy Palmer appears to abandon its strategy and the pleasure of stirring controversy. In a recent interview, Palmer expressed his opinion about the way sport Tesla Model S rolling current, named ludicrous and recently introduced on the American model to help provide performance worthy of a supercar acceleration and speed.

Tesla improved performance by 10% on P85D – the fastest electric sedan in the world.

The official Aston Martin claims that running mode is stupid ludicrous. We do not need the ludicrous, because such a stupid way is speed. I believe that the possibility driving for laps or even the famous Nurburgring with a powerful electric vehicle are more interesting than the 500 meters traveled ludicrous way.

Palmer did not stop there, saying the upcoming Aston Martin Electric announced last week with 800 horsepower under the hood, you will be able impressive performance without needing a special button ludicrous.

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