Aston Martin and James Bond have a long history together and it appears that connection will continue in the 25th Bond film tentatively known as “Shatterhand.”
Instead, the publication quotes a source saying director Cary Joji Fukunaga is a “total tree-hugger” and is “working directly with Aston Martin to get one of their electric cars ready for its big close-up.”
The publication says the car is the limited edition Rapide E which is slated to be delivered to customers in the fourth quarter of this year. That could be a bit of an issue as Shatterhand reportedly begins filming next month.
Aston Martin will presumably have to rush to get a car ready in time, but it appears the director has big plans for the model. According to the publication’s source, the car will be at the “center of an incredible action sequence” and come equipped with a number of “high-tech gadgets.”
The Rapide E will become Aston Martin’s first electric vehicle and it will have a 65 kWh lithium-ion battery park. It will power two electric motors that develop a combined output in excess of 602 hp (449 kW / 610 PS) and 701 lb-ft (950 Nm) of torque. The company believes this setup will enable the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than four seconds, before hitting a top speed of approximately 155 mph (250 km/h).
Production will be limited to 155 units and Aston Martin expects the Rapide E will be able to travel more than 200 miles (322 km) on a single charge under the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure.
H/T to The Drive