This is how the su­per­car of the fu­ture might look

Saturday Star - - MOTO RING L U X U R Y -

EVER won­der what su­per­cars are go­ing to be like in the fu­ture? As the petrol en­gine be­comes smaller and smaller due to tight­en­ing emis­sions reg­u­la­tions around the world, car­mak­ers are go­ing to have to lean on elec­tric en­ergy in a big way.

Ma­niac V8 and V12 su­per­cars might not ex­ist in the next two decades, but the good news is that some car com­pa­nies are al­ready get­ting cre­ative when it comes to high-per­for­mance elec­tric mo­tor­ing.

Holden, yes the brand that’s syn­ony­mous with V8 mus­cle cars in Aus­tralia, re­cently pre­sented its de­sign study for a Bu­gatti-thump­ing elec­tric car that can reach a the­o­ret­i­cal top speed of 480km/h.

Co­in­cid­ing with the 50th an­niver­sary of Holden’s first win at Bathurst in 1968, Gen­eral Mo­tors’ Holden De­sign Team has ex­plored the tech­no­log­i­cal po­ten­tial of the fu­ture through the Time At­tack Con­cept racer; con­ceived and ex­e­cuted en­tirely in-house at GM Holden (even though it may look like some­thing that Pin­in­fa­rina had a hand in mak­ing).

Unlike the con­ven­tional for­mat of su­per­cars, the Holden Time At­tack Con­cept racer is en­vi­sioned as a sin­gle-lap tear-away, pit­ted against the clock.

This type of rac­ing is com­monly known as time at­tack in mo­tor­sport cir­cles.

The car was de­vel­oped en­tirely vir­tu­ally, us­ing so­phis­ti­cated sim­u­la­tion tech­nol­ogy.

While it might not make it into pro­duc­tion, bits and pieces of it might find its way into GM prod­ucts in the com­ing years. | Mo­tor­ing

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