670bhp Elextra EV under development as Porsche Mission E rival
New Swiss model will have dual motor setup and is claimed to accelerate from 0-62mph in under 2.3sec
Using a dual electric motor all-wheel drive powertrain that produces a combined output of 670bhp, the four-door supercar is claimed to be capable of reaching 62mph in under 2.3sec.
This would make the model quicker to mark than the current fastest accelerating car on sale, the Tesla Model S 100kWh, and four-tenths quicker than the EP9. Top speed will be limited to 155mph.
The Elextra’s drive system is said to be capable of independently adjusting power to its front and rear motors to boost agility and traction. The car is also said to be capable of eking out 373 miles to one charge, ranking it alongside the Mission E’s predicted range.
The car uses a carbonfibre structure and wears an exterior that’s been crafted by Swiss designer Robert Palm, CEO of design house Classic Factory. The company’s most recent work includes a modern interpretation of the Jaguar E-Type.
Computer generated images of the Elextra’s design have been now been produced, showing its steeply angled bonnet with slim headlights, a wide shoulderline and elongated roofline. At the back, a V-shaped wing hangs off the roof and extends to the sides of the car.
Palm said “The idea behind Elextra is to combine pure lines reminding of the most exciting Italian supercars of the past, whilst being resolutely forward looking thanks to its low, sleek and beautiful design, paired with today’s most advanced technology.”
No further details have been released, but investors are now being invited to help fund the project, suggesting it is still in early stages of development. The project is planned to produce 100 cars, with a yet to be named German manufacturing company based in Stuttgart handling production.
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Source: Autocar Online