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