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Supersporter Elextra from Stuttgart really wants to attack Tesla


For what do you really need such studies of electric cars, which arrived in two or three seconds at Tempo 100, are incredibly expensive and always call themselves Tesla challengers?

On the other hand, a car like the Elextra, which is about to be built in Stuttgart, shows impressively what electric drives can do.

For the Elextra you will have to put a lot of money on the table.

The four-seater is a supersport with uncanny power.

It should accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in just 2.3 seconds.

Its top speed is regulated down to 250 km / h.

In 2 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h The powertrains deliver two electric motors with a total output of 500 kW / 680 hp, which drive all four wheels and are positioned on the front and rear axles.

At a speed of 100 km / h the electric car is to drive 600 kilometers.

The extremely flat and slightly curved body with four doors with four seats is made of carbon fiber, even the chassis is made of the light material.

The developer Classic Factory was founded in 2009 by the Swiss designer Robert Palm and the Danish entrepreneur Poul Sohl in the canton of Vaud in western Switzerland.

The company wants to create icons.

Palm and his colleagues have already designed some spectacular cars, which can be heard, but cannot be admired on the street.

These include studies of a Toyota, a Bentley Luxury Concept, a BMW Formula Concept and a mini, but also a bike and a gondola for the cable car. Click on the picture gallery, where we have put together some designs.

And now the elextra, designed by Robert Palm himself. The car sees itself as a Tesla challenger.

This is, however, about high enough, if one knows that the car is limited to 100 vehicles and is to be built by hand in a manufactory close to Stuttgart.

A Tesla challenger, who must already offer other numbers.

Price and start of construction are a secret

And more information. For detailed power data also to the energy storage and drive train, Elextra is just as guilty as the answer to the question, what the car costs and when the construction is started. But such studies have in themselves.

And so, Elextra has to face a series of announcing world champions.

For example, in November 2016, the Chinese start-up NextEv introduced a super sports car with a top speed of 313 km / h, which accelerates from zero to speed 200 in 7.1 seconds.

With its 1,360 hp, the Nio EP9 has already passed test rounds at the Nürburgring and is thus significantly more advanced than the vision from Switzerland.

Likewise from China and with 1.000 hp also not badly motorized is the GT96, which had premiere at the Geneva car salon.

The Super sport has an electric drive, combined with a turbine as a range extender, which produces electricity for the electric motor.

In total, the car is to reach a range of 2,000 kilometers.

NanoFlowcell has already been tested on the road

Many announcements have already been made by the Liechtenstein company NanoFlowcell.

The Liechtensteins present exciting prototypes every year in Geneva, but their unusual electric flasher with redox flow battery does not go beyond the stage of a prototype.

After all, the company last October proved that the technology with redox flow battery, which allows charging times in the minutes range, also works on the road.

Dream cars from Renault and Mercedes

It is also regrettable that Renault and Mercedes simply do not want to build their wonderful visions of electric cars. It is a pity that the Renault Trezor, which seems to be made for James Bond.

Goose bumps also go over the back when you see the nearly six-meter-long study “Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6”, a tribute to the Aero-Coupés, stuffed with precious materials and finest technology ,classic, electric and digital.

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