Motor (Australia) - - THE NEWS -

V12 en­gines are well and good, but elec­tri­fi­ca­tion will keep such things on As­ton Martin’s menu. The Rapide, its V12 four-door coupe, will be the first sac­ri­fice to the bat­tery gods, Palmer re­cently re­veal­ing the Rapide will be elec­tri­conly from 2019. Yep, it’s do­ing away with in­ter­nal com­bus­tion com­pletely. The 2015 RapidE con­cept was our first hint at such a car, and de­tails re­main scarce, but Palmer is keen for it to be the world’s quick­est four-door.

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