Japanese Electric Supercar GLM G4 With Seating For Four Debuts – Video

OCT 5 2016 BY MARK KANE 20



Japanese electric vehicle designer GLM, presented the G4 concept from the Paris Motor Show this week, and it has been quite a head-turner on the stand.

It’s a large (relatively speaking) four-seat supercar, with a powerful twin-motor powertrain.

We are not sure whether GLM will bring G4 into production, or if it will just stay a technology demonstrator, but the EV is aesthetically pleasing (albeit not terribly practical), and with a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) of just 3.7 seconds, is also fairly quick.

GLM G4 performance:

  • 0-100km/h   3.7sec
  • Power       400kW (540PS)
  • Torque      1000Nm (101kgm)
  • Top speed   250km/h (155mph)
  • Range       400km (248mile)  ※NEDC
GLM G4 electric supercar at 2016 Paris Auto Show

GLM G4 electric supercar at 2016 Paris Auto Show













The EV Supercar “GLM G4” is Finally Unveiled: Where Unfathomable is Possible

GLM’s new, luxury electronic vehicle has been unveiled at Salon Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. GLM G4 is a new car concept: what a luxurious vehicle should be and not merely the extension of existing internal combustion engine models. Founded in Kyoto, GLM has contributed unprecedented EV technology and aesthetics to the automotive industry, together with Japanese dedication to ruthless efficiency and pursuit of perfection.

If EV means Electric Vehicle, GLM interprets it as Exotic Vehicle.

GLM G4 belongs to the exotic car segment, a standout example of the luxury electric vehicle it combines a fluid but robust exterior, four doors and supreme internal comfort allowing 4 passengers to cover distance in style.

GLM worked on advanced technologies to achieve results, improving the driving efficiency and performance using a multi-source power model. Two packages are loaded front and back on the GLM G4 in order to control coordination and improve performance. GLM G4 features a multi stage transmission that improves the performance and is not affected by the powertrain output. The reduction of switching loss and the improvement of electric efficiency are realized by the IGBT systems. The car structure is light and solid incorporating a chassis structure comprised of composite materials.

System total output is above 1000Nm (>101kgm) and 540PS (400kW) with a twin motor application to split torque depending on driving mode: the vehicle accelerates 0-100km/h in less than 3.7 sec and cruises at 250km/h.

This is coupled with a multi stage transmission system, which consumes the minimum current at city-to-autobahn cruising speeds. The twin motor system is coordinated to continuously calculate the road surface and give maximum traction. Amalgam chassis with light and stiff multi-merit package incorporates a chassis structure using optimum materials.

The Automotive industry is changing and in the next few years the EV market will see significant growth, taking shares of internal combustion vehicles market. GLMs mission is to be at the forefront and push the boundaries of EVs. Our key enabler technologies and the concept of application to variants will be applied for dissemination of EVs which you would witness in near futureHiroyasu Koma, GLM CEO.

Developing EV technology not only concretely contributes to a low-carbon society but provides an exciting driving experience: this is our vision and daily inspiration.

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20 Comments on "Japanese Electric Supercar GLM G4 With Seating For Four Debuts – Video"

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Why are concept cars all stupid?

Because doors that stupid would never make it on to a production car… Wait did someone say Model X?

No, it’s stupid because u need help from outside to get out of that car!
Model X doors are genious.

That is not how you spell “genius”..oh the irony.

I love ironing!

Are you some kind of a spelling genius?

Why are manufacturers using resources trying to design the next Batmobile concept EV that clearly will never see production?
Given the Model 3 reservation list, it is clear that the public really wants is a practical EV replacement for the ICE vehicle they currently own.

Thank You ..Well Said!

You are correct.

Practical car should have conventional doors 4 + 1 (hatch) and seat at least 4 passengers and the price should be in sub 40,000 range to sell well.

No idea whether this car is just for concept or intended to production.

Well they already sell one impratical light weight EV sports car the will clearly never make it to production…


If you are not blessed with millions of your own or other peoples money you prety much have to start auto companies at the extremes as a start up is never going to out Toyota Toyota on a affordable practical 4 door hatchback…

I like it.

GLM General Lee Motors?

Very cool concept and concept cars are great!!!
The save us from the boring world of drone apliance cars even if they never get sold…
Why concept cars?? Engineers have to play…

I was wondering who they were too esentaly a Japanese startup auto maker…

“Started from a Kyoto University project to develop compact cars, GLM was founded in 2010, with seven former engineers from major Japanese automakers including Toyota Motor Corp. The first model GLM designed was the Tommykaira ZZ, a lightweight two-door sports car that went on sale in Japan in August 2014 at about 8 million yen before tax.”

Yes. Keep pushing boundaries!!
I like our P90DL at 2.8 seconds, 0-60 and 5+2 passengers better especially since we can actually drive it.
The more EVs the better.

These impractical doors can also be found on the BMW i8. Overshadowed by the Renault Trezor for not even having doors, I think. Stats look great, a whole lot more informative than Faraday Future,which I suspect is not building their own cars, but is doing engineering on a platform building for others. Accursed shroud of secrecy!
GLM could be the manufacturing group that built the new prop car for the upcoming Lego Batman movie. I’d believe it.

These stupid doors actually makes the company look bad in my opinion. It’s a design failure, it shows that the ambition of the designer is bigger than the talent which reflects negatively on the company. What else is badly designed in the car?

The Koenigsegg doors are also very complicated but in that case it makes sense. Those doors leave the opening almost completely free and they require only very little extra space next to the car. That shows that the designer put some effort into them and actually thought things through. The doors of the GLM are just stupid and inconvenient.

I’m such a massive fan of single rear seats! But I don’t know why!

I take the rumble and sound of my 526hp Shelby GT350 anyday over these RC cars 😉

GLM G4 performance:
0-100km/h 3.7sec
Power 400kW (540PS)
Torque 1000Nm (101kgm)
Top speed 250km/h (155mph)
Range 400km (248mile) ※NEDC

Isn’t this *concept sports car* already obsoleted by Tesla Model S driving around today?

Why is it left hand drive?
Surely your first market is your home market. Japan drives on the correct side of the road…THE LEFT……