Bond’s next Aston to be electric

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The Aston Martin Rapide E

Super spy James Bond’s signature Aston Martin is set for a modern spin in the next Bond film, with reports he will drive an Aston Martin Rapide E, the upcoming electric version of the brand’s four-door sedan.

The Aston Martin set to be driven by actor Daniel Craig will be one of just 155 to be built, with the first being delivered later this year.

Replacing the gutsy V12 engine in Bond’s Aston Martin from previous films is a bank of batteries and two electric motors producing 450kW. The electric vehicle is claimed to hit 100km per hour in four seconds, reaching speeds of 250km per hour.

The Rapide E requires an 800V/100kW charging outlet and it’s claimed it can travel more than 320km between charges.

Insiders working on the film reportedly said the move to place bond in an electric car is the work of incoming director Cary Joji Fukunaga, who is described as a ‘tree hugger’.

The film is expected to be released in April 2020.

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