No longer a concept, Aston Martin announced that it will be taking the RapidE all-electric super sedan into production. Limited to 155 vehicles, the RapidE will be the first all-electric Aston Martin, which we imagine will serve as the groundwork for the company’s future in electric mobility. The car will be based on the upcoming Rapide AMR and will feature a powertrain that will be developed in collaboration with the technology division of Williams F1, Williams Advanced Engineering. No specs on the powertrain have been revealed, but we imagine it will be a worthy alternative to their signature 6.0L V-12.
If owning a yacht wasn’t extravagant enough, how about one designed by one of the most storied luxury automotive makers in the world? In an exercise in pure opulence, Quintessence Yachts has collaborated with Aston Martin on the AM37 powerboat, the first model in what is expected to be a series of water crafts from the two. The 37-foot vessel is the ultimate in performance and comfort, combining the expertise of both brands in their respective fields to produce a high-technology composite structure that boasts sports car-like handling, an interactive voice control and activation, fully HD-integrated touchscreen, and remote controlled functions.
Legendary British car manufacturer Aston Martin lifts the veil on their latest build for the upcoming James Bond flick Spectre. Dubbed the DB10, the latest model was designed specifically for 007 and although technical details haven’t been released yet, the design illustrates a clean separation from the styling that has characterized Astons for the past few decades. Aston’s chief designer Marek Reichman and his team worked with EON Productions – the studio in charge of the Bond franchise – and created a new form with different design cues and applied them to a shape that looks similar to the current V8 Vantage, but with different lines.
Only 10 units of the DB10 will be produced although it’s safe to assume the DB10 will have an influence on the new generation of sports cars and luxury GTs from Gaydon. Look for the DB10 in action when Spectre hits theaters on October 23, 2015. Until then, enjoy the image above.