Elextra Electric Supercar Aims To Challenge Tesla

FEB 22 2017 BY ANDREW BRADY 16

Elextra Teaser

Elextra electric supercar will hit 62 mph in 2.3 seconds

Yes, another start-up wants to be Tesla.

Another start-up firm will take on Tesla with the launch of an all-electric supercar at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The Elextra is a four-door, four-seat and four-wheel-drive electric supercar that will hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than 2.3 seconds, says its creators.

With the Tesla Model S P100D capable of completing the 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) run in 2.28 seconds according to tests carried out by MotorTrend magazine, the Elextra clearly has one rival in mind. Electric cars such as the Tesla are increasingly putting traditional supercars to shame. By comparison, the Audi R8 Plus takes 3.2 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 kph), while the McLaren P1 takes 2.5 seconds.

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Behind the Elextra are Danish entrepreneur Poul Sohl and Swiss designer Robert Palm.

“The idea behind Elextra is to combine pure lines reminding of the most exciting Italian supercars of the past, while being resolutely forward-looking, thanks to its low, sleek and beautiful design, paired with today’s most advanced technology,” explained Palm in a statement released this morning.

The only image we’ve seen is this teaser – although we will be interested to see if an electric supercar really can be compared to “the most exciting Italian supercars of the pas.” Built near Stuttgart in Germany, but designed in Switzerland, the first Elextra model is expected to be more exclusive than the Tesla, with production limited to just 100 units. The company says more pictures and information will be released over the following months, but it’s inviting potential investors to get in touch.

Fellow aspiring Tesla-rival Faraday Future has been having a bumpy time recently, with lawsuits from suppliers over unsettled bills, plus speculation about a shortage of funds to build its new US factory.

Source: Elextra

Press release below:

ELECTRIC / 4 SEATS / 4 DOORS / 4WD / 0-100 < 2.3 seconds
 Geneva – March 2017. 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 stand Swiss designer Robert Palm and Danish entrepreneur Poul Sohl.

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.”

More pictures and information about ELEXTRA will be unveiled in the coming months. Investors are welcome to come forward for open opportunities.

The latest updates will be published in due time on the ELEXTRA website: www.elextracars.com

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16 Comments on "Elextra Electric Supercar Aims To Challenge Tesla"

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ItsNotAboutTheMoney

No, they don’t want to be Tesla. They want to make an electric Supercar. Tesla doesn’t make an electric supercar, they make an electric car that can accelerate very quickly.

Koenigsegg

A 4 door Lamborghini Huracan. Lol

Koenigsegg

Everyone says that they have the best electric platform, except Tesla, who actually does have the best electric platform.

Funny how that goes

jokay

how are you supposed to get in the back seat?

look at the difference in door size!

DJ

Have you ever seen an i3?

DJ

Ok, even I at this point have had enough.

Tesla’s aren’t “Supercars” so in building an actual supercar solely to challenge Tesla I think it’s pretty stupid. How about they challenge Rimac instead?? What, they can’t compete with the actual Supercars??

terminaltrip421

I’ve got this bridge, it goes from 0-60 in …

I’m really freaking sick of these kinds of press releases.

jelloslug

Yawn. I want to see more 300 mile affordable cars.

Daniel

Facepalm here… it appears as the journalism here that is stacking these cars up against Tesla. in reading the article I didn’t see anywhere where the manufacturer of this thing said that they had Tesla in their crosshairs. Enough of the 0-60 obsession already!

John

I want to see an EV startup “challenge” a Honda civic.

Sub $20k base model that is still relatively loaded, and reliable.

If they can pull that off…it’s a game changer.

Samwise

I want to see an electric Honda Civic to challenge the Honda Civic!

floydboy

Actually, the styling is more reminiscent of Lamborghini. Maybe they actually aim to challenge Lamborghini!

Steve

The press release exists to gauge reaction from millionaire future customers. If they get a great reaction, great. If they get a cool reaction, they might not go ahead with the car at all.

I just hope the press don’t keep using “taking on Tesla” as a raison-d-etre for these BEV startups. Ferrari and McLaren etc. need to be looking over their shoulder.

At least the term “Tesla Killer” appears to have been… killed. Tesla Inc. themselves being the “Tesla Killer” Killer in that instance.

John

Every time a car manufacturer is claiming to be taking aim at Tesla they are giving more love, attention, and press to Tesla. Never mind validating Tesla that much more every time. Tesla’s gotta be loving it, and rightfully so- they’re the only real, legit electric car in the highest class.

carl

STOP IT ALREADY!!!! I can’t stand yet another contrived Tesla killer… SHUT THE HELL UP!!!! Stop showing these CGI of a badly concealed cartoon of an outline of a shilhouete that looks like yet another Lamborghini for some rich boy with toys to play with!! If I were a rich boy I would get me a Bugatti Veyron… NOT an EV!!

Steven

Dear manufacturers,

Is it really more profitable to build a couple thousand high priced cars, or tens of thousands moderately priced cars?

Why compete up in the stratosphere, when there are more potential customers on the ground?