Gearing up to sell its own four-door, all-electric sedan in a couple years, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told well-heeled listeners in Monterey, California that Tesla’s “Ludicrous Speed” was plain ol’ dumb, Automotive News reported.
â€œWe donâ€™t do Ludicrous because Ludicrous speed is stupid,â€� Palmer said.
(But selling a variation of a four-door Aston Martin that’s been on sale for 6 years with a 200-mile range for $200,000 to $250,000? That’s genius.)
Palmer also described Aston Martin’s upcoming DBX, an all-wheel drive crossover four-door that could go on sale as early asÂ 2019. That car couldÂ be offered as a plug-in hybrid, an all-gasoline model and eventually as an all-electric vehicle, according to the report.
Few details about the all-electric Rapide were made available, however. The four-door sedan could boast around 800 horsepower and a 200-mile range.
Aston Martin currently sells the gasoline Rapide for just over $200,000 in the U.S. Tesla’s Model S P85D with Ludicrous Speed update costs $118,000 before incentives.