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Aston Martin entering the P90D Luda market....in ~2017

MikeC

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Aston Martin CEO said:
When talking about the future model during Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance in Monterey, California, Palmer couldn't resist knocking the E-Rapide's presumptive rival Tesla. "We don't do Ludicrous because Ludicrous speed is stupid," he said, taking a thinly veiled dig at the new Model S P85D's high-performance drive mode.

What's stupid is charging twice as much for the same specs as a car that came out two years before yours.
 

Laserbrain

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"We don't do Ludicrous because Ludicrous speed is stupid,"

I always loved Aston Martin. I am all with Jeremey, that their cars are not just cars but car pornography.

But.

Excuse me.

I would have to reply to Aston Martin with... well, I actually would have to check the forum's terms, because I do not want to get banned on my third post - but lets say my reply to Aston Martin would consist of two words. The first word starts with a rather early letter from the alphabet and the second word with a rather late word from the alphabet.
 

Neo

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Aston Martin reportedly readying 800-hp electric Rapide super sedan
- 200 Mile Range

Especially if that 200 mile range is similar to Tesla's ideal range. Even if this is an EPA range it's still 53 miles less than the P85D and even less than the P90D. Looks nice though.

As a British company I think they are referring to the European NEDC rated range. EPA range is not used outside North America. In Europe the S85 rated range is 502km NEDC (311 mi). 200 mi NEDC would be 200/311= 64% of S85's range = 170 EPA rated range = 95 miles less EPA rated range
 

stopcrazypp

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Andy Palmer's comments about Tesla sound to me like a cry of pain. I'm sure they have their own internal estimates of how many sales they've been losing to Tesla.
Sounds like sour grapes to me too. How many Aston owners have taken their car to a track? Making the car be a pleasure to drive on public roads is far more important.

On the other hand, given his history at Nissan, at lease he has some enthusiasm for electric cars (which is better than other executives).
 

skilly

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Aston Martin to Enter the Realm of All Electric to Take on the Model S

Aston Martin set to take on Tesla with electric supersedan | FOX Sports

I think this is great news. It will bring more validity to the market and likely force Tesla to up their game...note they are sourcing the battery from those outside of the Tesla Supply Chain. Finally some legitimate competition. Good for all concerned.
 

Robert.Boston

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What's stupid is charging twice as much for the same specs as a car that came out two years before yours.
And with no Supercharging network available (unless they are going to cooperate with Tesla?). The stated range isn't adequate unless paired with a seriously fast L3 network, and none exist today except Tesla's.
 

dsm363

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And with no Supercharging network available (unless they are going to cooperate with Tesla?). The stated range isn't adequate unless paired with a seriously fast L3 network, and none exist today except Tesla's.

And at that price they aren't looking to sell more the a handful of thousand cars a year at most. I'm sure it will be a nice car though if it comes out.
 

WarpedOne

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And with no Supercharging network available (unless they are going to cooperate with Tesla?). The stated range isn't adequate unless paired with a seriously fast L3 network, and none exist today except Tesla's.
Indeed.

First EV announcement that will announce SC support will be first EV announcement I will take seriously.
When did tesla start thinking about non-fast-chargable EV? Ah yes... in 2003.
 

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