For the 81st Geneva Motor Show, German tuner Irmscher has revealed an electric powered roadster concept based on the Irmscher 7 Turbo Roadster.
The classic Lotus 7 type vehicle uses a 144V DC motor producing 175 kW (238 PS / 235 bhp) and a massive 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque - the highest amount of torque available on the market for an electric car. Battery power comes from Lithium iron phosphate cells (LiFePo). Advantages of this liquid cooled battery included thousands of cycles of depleting and recharging capacity as well as little power loss at low temperatures.
Another advantage is that the batteries can be charged wirelessly. Depending on the capacity of the charger, the batteries can be charged to 80 percent capacity in less than 60 and 100 percent in 3 to 8 hours. Driving range is 200 km (124 mi).
Irmscher plans to introduce the 7 SELECTRA to series production with a target price below 90,000 euros. For comparisson, the conventionally powered Irmscher 7 Turbo Roadster with 210 hp costs 55,900 euros.