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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Let's use our imagination

I know that it's too early to discuss Rapide EV's details and features, but what do you think the electric version is going to adopt from its original model and what it will get rid of? I don't think that we are gonna see any fundamental alterations in the interior or exterior design. However, there is definitely going to be some new interesting features... What could it be?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2017, 11:23 AM
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I'm hoping they keep the three-stage adaptive damping system for the EV variant, it's subtle but effective and lets you switch between drive modes, though with an EV I'd assume it would also include an ECO mode.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2017, 08:30 PM
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I'm hoping they keep the three-stage adaptive damping system for the EV variant, it's subtle but effective and lets you switch between drive modes, though with an EV I'd assume it would also include an ECO mode.
Power coming from the electric powertrain when pushing it through turns on the track and street will demand they do something about handling, as they would with any increase in power. These days active dampening systems are becoming standard in high end cars.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2017, 11:57 AM
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Would be nice is AM kept the eight-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system as well, though I'm not sure how likely that is with an EV.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-19-2017, 04:17 PM
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I won't mind having a CVT similar to what Lexus is offering in the new Lexus LS and LC, for cars that require something sporty, that setup has proven itself many times over.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 03:14 PM
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Full battery charge in around an hour would be nice because long charge breaks on trips may not always happen at a nice diner.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-06-2018, 02:04 AM
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I would advocate for that as well because at a rest stop you would typically spend 30min before getting back on the road, that for me would be adequate. It will help even more to plan where and how long you will charge. Most high end hotels have chargers, Ritz, Hilton, the list goes on.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 11:25 AM
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Large rest stops for a quick bite and charge usually lasts around half an hour for most people and if half of the car's range can be charged in that time then Aston Martin will have an edge. I assume they'll at least use the Tesla Model S as a benchmark and try to beat their numbers.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2018, 06:26 PM
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Even if they fall a bit behind it won't be that bad.

My friend with a Model S reports that a 20 minute charge gives him about 40-50% charge and finding places to charge is easy. So easy that charging at home is rarely required.
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