Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Swiss-designed, all-electric, four-door supercar to tackle Tesla

The Elextra’s new look is very Italian, with some Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose and ...
The Elextra’s new look is very Italian, with some Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose and Countach-like style (Credit: Elextra)

Imagine a fully-electric sedan that combines a carbon fiber body with Italian styling and a powertrain capable of 0-62 mph times of only 2.3 seconds and a total electric driving range of nearly 400 miles per charge. The Elextra due to be unveiled this year is designed to be just such a car, and we now get a better look at the car's bodywork.
We saw hints of the Elextra's body design in a pre-release back in February of this year. That sneak peek provided a small taste of the overall sleek look that the Elextra's designers were going for, but now we can see the whole package that was designed in Switzerland and will be built in Germany.
What we have is very much inspired by the best of Italy, with a very Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose. Yet, unlike the questionable Lambo Espada from back in the day, the Elextra pulls off a sportscar look while incorporating a family-friendly design, thanks in large part to the rear doors being hidden in the supercar haunches of the Elextra.

Overhead we see a large greenhouse on the car, with a signature V along the roofline that ends in the rear spoiler-ish edges that come off the rear quarter over the rear wheels. A very short-nosed look up front helps accent how far to the corners the wheels have been flung.
The Elextra will be powered by twin electric motors that output a controller-limited 680 horsepower (507 kW), while the car's top speed is set at 155 mph (250 km/h). Elextra's designers say that at a speed of 62 mph (100 km/h), the car has a total electric range of about 373 miles (600 km). The company claims the Elextra will go from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.3 seconds, which would just outdo the Tesla Model S P100D.
The company hasn't announced pricing, but says it doesn't expect to build more than 100 examples of the model.
Source: Elextra/New Atlas

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