Detroit Electric SP:01 pictures

Posted on Monday, 27 October 2014 , 18:10:14 byTheodora

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Detroit Electric SP:01 pictures

The world of cars is continuously changing. Super cars become faster and faster, more amazing and most wanted. Competition between brands is more and more tight. Detroit Electric SP:01 is a new high performance electric sports car, that was globally presented at the Shanghai Motor Show in a concept form. But since then, it has suffered changes as a final version is almost ready. Detroit Electric has made public two pictures of the vehicle in its final design.

The Detroit Electric SP:01 has a fastback silhouette optimized using computational fluid dynamics to ensure greater performance and stability. As the concept car, the vehicle is still based on the Lotus Exige but features a redesigned front air intake and outlet ducts on the hood as a method to optimize airflow of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

The Detroit Electric SP:01 is powered by a mid-mounted electric motor developing 278 bhp (207 kW) and 206 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque. Take into account that the concept had 201 bhp (150 kW) and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm). This configuration will be enough to do the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) distance in 3.7 seconds and to hit a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). It weights 1,175 kg (2,590 lbs) and comes with a 37 kWh battery pack granting a maximum range of 179 miles (288 km). The electric vehicle will enter sales at the beginning of 2015.