All-electric supercars are all the rage at today’s Geneva Motorshow in Switzerland
SWISS company Classic Cars is back, this time with the Elextra and the company is calling on investors “to come forward for open opportunities”, meaning car dealers who think they can sell what looks to be a R4 million car should contact them.
The Elextra is one of more than 10 celectric supercars at the Geneva Motorshow that starts in Switzerland today.
Classic Cars said in a statement they have combined in a team the highest level of engineering and craftsmanship available to create “a unique electric supercar with four seats, four doors, four-wheel drive, and capable of executing the 0-100 km/h sprint in less than 2,3 seconds”.
This is a blink faster than the Tesla Model S P100D version, which does 0-to-60-m/h time in 2,5 seconds in normal mode, and in 2,4 in “Ludicrous Plus” mode.
Swiss designer Robert Palm, who first featured in Wheels with his Lyonheart K interpretation of the Jaguar E-Type in 2013, and Danish entrepreneur Poul Sohl said the Elextra is based upon the best electric vehicle platform in the world and redefines the supercar.
The same claim is made in one form or the other by all the other electric supercar builders currently “muscling their flex” in factories around the world.
This include the Chinese electric car startup NextEV, who claim their Nio EP9 supercar, which was unveiled late November last year in London, to be the fastest electric super car in the world. According to NextEV, the EP9 goes from zero to 200 km/h in 7,1 seconds and tops out at 313 km/h.
They also claim their electric vehicle can be fully charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometres.
It features an interchangeable battery system, which allows drivers to swap out the empty cells in eight minutes.
Palm did not yet reveal any details to compare the Elextra to the EP9, but the numbers will have to be close to interest investors in rare cars.
For as was the case with the Lyonheart K, the Elextra is squarely aimed at the collector, with only 100 to be hand-built near Stuttgart in Germany.
Palm says: “The idea behind Elextra is to combine pure lines reminding of the most exciting Italian super cars of the past, while being resolutely forward looking thanks to its low, sleek and beautiful design, paired with today’s most advanced technology.”
The Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e is an all-electric preview of the direction the British brand wants to go in the future.
The Vanda Dendrobium is designed by Singapore-based Vanda Electronics, who claims 321 km/h for the British-built electric supercar, which will start at R4 million.
NextEV’s Nio EP9 from China in 2016 set high standards for electric supercars to follow, and many will be launching their efforts at the Geneva Motorshow today.