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.

St. Athan production facility in South Wales, which has been dubbed the future “Home of Electrification” for both the Aston Martin and Lagonda brands. First deliveries are expected in the fourth quarter of 2019.


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