It hopes to take on the Tesla Model S.
The Elextra looks like a Lamborghini Aventador that is stretched into fitting four doors, but the company behind this electric saloon doesn't see the Italian supercar maker as its main rival. Instead, this sporty EV clearly has Tesla in its sights.
Classic Factory, the firm behind the Elextra, now claims the saloon can cover 373 miles at 62mph. For reference, a Tesla Model S 100D can go 393 miles on a charge, according to the New European Driving Cycle test, and the performance-oriented P100D can travel 381 miles. The less optimistic Environmental Protection Agency evaluation in the United States gives the same Teslas a range of 335 miles and 315 miles, respectively.
The Elextra keeps weight down by using carbonfibre for its monocoque and body. An electric motor on each axle gives it all-wheel drive, and Classic Factory claims that there’s 680hp of total system power. The ample output allegedly lets the four-door reach 62mph in 2.3 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
A site in Stuttgart, Germany, will assemble each Elextra by hand. The company will keep volume quite low at first and will only build 100 units of its first model.
Classic Factory will unveil more info about the Elextra over the course of 2017. We are still treating the lofty claims about the saloon with a grain of salt until the company can actually prove this vehicle is capable of such impressive performance.
Source: Classic Factory Ltd
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MAY 2017 – ELEXTRA INFORMATION UPDATE
LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINEERING – 600 KM RANGE
Geneva – May 2017. Built around a stiff and extremely strong carbon fibre tub, ELEXTRA benefits from a lightweight, advanced and superbly designed carbon fibre body shell. The achieved weight gain is hence nearly 25% less than conventional aluminium constructions.
ELEXTRA features a dual motor electric drivetrain, which delivers a substantial improvement over conventional all-wheel drive systems. The torque is electronically and independently distributed to the front and rear wheels. The result is unparalleled traction in all conditions.
The 680 hp* dual motors catapult ELEXTRA from standstill to 100 km/h in less than 2.3 seconds, which simply makes it the quickest street legal car in the world. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h.
ELEXTRA is extremely quick, but also extremely efficient: the range at 100 km/h reaches 600 km.
NEW PICTURES can be found on the ELEXTRA website: www.elextracars.com
More information about ELEXTRA will be unveiled in the course of the year.
Investors are welcome to come forward for open opportunities.
ELECTRIC / 4 SEATS / 4 DOORS / 4WD / 0-100 km/h < 2.3 seconds
ELEXTRA brings together the highest-level of engineering and craftsmanship available, creating a unique electric supercar with 4 seats, 4 doors, 4-wheel drive, and capable of executing the 0-100 km/h sprint in less than 2.3 seconds.
Designed in Switzerland, built in Germany and based upon the best electric vehicle platform in the world, ELEXTRA redefines the supercar.
ELEXTRA will be hand-built near Stuttgart, in Germany, by one of the world's leading companies specialized in low-volume manufacturing with the highest quality imaginable.
ELEXTRA expects to build no more than 100 cars of this first model, which will hence be extremely exclusive. Behind the project stands Swiss designer Robert Palm, CEO of Classic Factory in Switzerland.
Robert Palm says: "The idea behind ELEXTRA is to combine pure lines reminding of the most exciting Italian super cars of the past, whilst being resolutely forward looking thanks to its low, sleek and beautiful design, paired with today's most advanced technology."
Check the ELEXTRA website for the latest updates: www.elextracars.com
*The maximum power output does not represent the addition of the front and the rear electrical motors, but the maximum combined power allowed by the control software.