Is it real, or just a dream? Find out about the Izaro GT-E inside.
Perhaps it is the view of the Bentley dealership out his window, but something has inspired Gregorio Peña to dream big. From an apartment building in Madrid, Peña wants to create Spain's answer to both Tesla and Venturi.
Seen here in renderings, the Izaro GT-E would be available as either an all-electric car or a hybrid, capable of sprinting to 100 km/h in under four seconds. If all goes according to plan, the car would have a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). This would be thanks to nearly 500 horsepower (373 kW) in electric motors, or a 416 hp (310 kW) hybrid powerplant.
Helping with the sprint time is the weight, which Peña says is just over 1,000 kilos. The weight would be kept low due to the use of aluminum, magnesium and aerospace-capable steel. As an electric, the batteries would allow for a 250 km range, but the hybrid would go 690 km without a pit stop.
If the car's specs aren't enough to acuse Peña of having a poor grasp on reality, his proposed price tag is even less grounded. In a press release, Izaro Motors says the car could be priced from €55,000 to €60,000. We'll believe it when we see it.
Until then, it's nice to dream.