The way that the company calculates the Elextra's range doesn't make it easily comparable to other EVs.
The Elextra looks like a Lamborghini Aventador that is stretched into fitting four doors, but the company behind this electric sedan don’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 sedan can cover 373 miles (600 kilometers) at 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour). For reference, a Tesla Model S 100D can go 393 miles (632 km) on a charge, according New European Driving Cycle test, and the performance-oriented P100D can travel 381 miles (613 km). The less optimistic Environmental Protection Agency evaluation in the United States gives the same Teslas a range of 335 miles (539 km) and 315 miles (507 km), respectively.
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However, it’s not possible to compare the Elextra and Model S ranges with any accuracy at this point. The NEDC range test puts a vehicle through an array of speeds, rather than simply traveling at a constant velocity like in the figure that Classic Factory cites.
The Elextra keeps weight down by using carbon fiber for its monocoque and body. An electric motor on each axle gives the sedan all-wheel drive, and Classic Factory claims that there’s 680 horsepower (507 kilowatts) of total system power. The ample output allegedly lets the four-door reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.3 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 kph).
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 sedan 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.