007 going inexperienced: Subsequent James Bond movie to reportedly characteristic electrical Aston Martin Rapide E

James Bond, Agent 007, has been behind the wheel of his justifiable share of luxurious and funky vehicles. For his subsequent mission, issues could also be lots greener.

In keeping with a report from The Solar on Tuesday, Bond is ready to slip behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Rapide E, the corporate’s first battery-electric automotive. The model first confirmed the Rapide E as an idea in 2015 and Aston Martin has since confirmed it for manufacturing. Solely 155 vehicles might be made when the svelte electrical sedan goes into manufacturing, presumably this yr.

Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019

Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019

The brand new Bond movie’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, is reportedly an environmentalist and the transfer to place 007 in an electrical automotive is one thing of an eco-conscious determination, in line with an nameless insider. The Solar’s supply mentioned to anticipate all the typical 007 devices contained in the Rapide E. It can additionally supposedly star in an enormous motion scene. The insider wrapped up his or her data by saying, “this one will not disappoint.”

Though we have come to anticipate the attractive sound of a V-12 accompanying Bond in some wild motion scenes, the transfer to an electrical automotive is not all dangerous. In any case, quite a few corporations have proven the world that batteries and electrical motors do not precisely compromise efficiency. Ask Tesla. Or Rimac.

Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019

Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019

As for the Rapide E, we anticipate it to ship 600 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. A considerably small (in comparison with different luxurious electrical vehicles) 65-kwh lithium-ion battery will feed two electrical motors on the rear axle. Aston Martin mentioned beforehand the efficiency might be much like that of the gasoline-powered Rapide.

Taking pictures for the subsequent Bond movie is anticipated to start out subsequent month. If we’re fortunate, we could get a glimpse of the Rapide E throughout filming.

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