Detroit Electric has released full specifications concerning the Lotus Exige-based SP:01 electric sportscar.

Detroit Electric has released full specifications concerning the Lotus Exige-based SP:01 electric sportscar.

First up, the Pure version comes with an electric motor producing 204 PS (105 kW) and an instant torque of 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) which grants the SP:01 with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 5.6 seconds and a 106 mph (170 km/h) top speed.

As for the hotter Performance edition, this one uses an uprated electric motor with 286 PS (210 kW) and the same 280 Nm, enough for a 3.9-second sprint time before topping out at 155 mph (250 km/h).

The cars share a 37 kWh battery pack providing enough juice for 288 km in both cases, even though the Performance version is slightly heavier (1,175 kg compared to 1,155 kg).

Despite its name, the Detroit Electric SP:01 will actually be built in Warwickshire, United Kingdom and will go on sale before the end of this year in Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and the Middle East.

Detroit Electric says the SP:01 will be followed by other "high-performance models" sometime next year.

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