This Is The Perfect Ride For An Eco-Friendly James Bond
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a more eco-friendly James Bond behind the wheel, then Aston Martin is about to make your dreams come true. The automaker has revealed at the New York Auto Show that it’s working on both a plug-in and an electric vehicle. That plug-in is none other than the DBX crossover vehicle, that was shown in early March as a full electric car. Unlike the car showcased in Geneva, it will have four doors instead of two; plus, the automaker’s still adjusting its overall dimensions to make it roomier inside. While it will debut as a plug-in, CEO Andy Palmer says that if the company proves electric works, then it “would be a nice place to go.”
The production version of that car will reportedly use four doors rather than the two-door configuration of the concept. The full EV being developed is a version of the four-door family car Aston produces called the Rapide S. That EV should be on the market in about two years and Aston is tipped to be putting a drive train inside the car good for 1000hp.
Palmer did not mention when the plug-in DBX might come out. He did say that the hybrid will carry a price tag similar to a regular Rapide S, so get your checkbook ready, because that’s around $200,000.