Another EV supercar offering by a startup or newer company? You bet. And this one is just as interesting as the last.
This one comes by way of Swiss company Elextra, and promises to give the record-breaking Tesla S P100D a run for its money; Elextra claims their supercar will match, or best, the S P100D to 62, making the leap in less than 2.3 seconds. The S P100D managed it in 2.28 seconds. That’s fast enough to cause the unprepared a mild case of whiplash. The folks at Elextra are anxious to take the title—and the associated press exposure—for themselves.
The Elextra supercar is planned as a production run of only 100 examples, all built by hand in a facility located outside Stuttgart. The lightweight design uses carbon fiber for the tub and body shell, and power is effected by a dual motor electric drivetrain. The car’s design emphasizes dexterity and control, with torque electronically compensating between front and rear wheels depending on speed and conditions. Elextra claims a nearly 375-mile range at a mean 62 miles-per-hour, an impressive distance at that speed. And, by the time the car appears on the road, that number will certainly be improved upon.
The Elextra’s lines suggest the spectacularly linear; a dramatic V-shaped foil falls away from the roofline to channel air to both sides of the car, providing stabilizing downforce. It appears to pay homage to wedge designs, and possibly also jet aircraft aerodynamics.
Detailed information on the Elextra supercar is a little scant at this stage of the game, as it’s only a concept at the present time, and a prototype is a year away. The company sees the car entering the marketplace in 2019.