Mark Zero Electric Sports Car Revealed Ahead Of Geneva

FEB 25 2019 BY MARK KANE 20

Great-grandson of Ferdinand Porsche starts an EV business

Swiss-based start-up Piëch Automotive announced the unveiling of a new electric two-door coupe concept – Mark Zero – at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The project is led by Anton Piëch, who is the son of Ferdinand Piëch (former chairman of the Volkswagen Group) and great-grandson of Ferdinand Porsche.

This new all-electric model is promised to have 500 km (310 miles) of range under the WLTP test cycle. The batteries are to be installed along the center line, as well as within the rear axle for a lower center of gravity compared to a standard skateboard-type pack. Cells come from an undisclosed Sino-German joint venture, previously not engaged in automotive projects.

Piëch Automotive developed its EV reportedly having only 200 employees, in partnership with Swiss industrial designer Rea Stark Rajcic.

The weight of the car to be just 1,800 kg (3,968 lbs).

Piëch Automotive Mark Zero

Piëch Automotive Mark Zero

Piëch Automotive Mark Zero

Source: wardsauto.com

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A7 meets Uncle Butzi.

I understand how you can change the center of mass to the back or the front, but how do you get lower than the skateboard design?

They are probably talking about lower driver, not necessarily lower cg. For example, the Volt/ELR T-shaped battery allowed a coupe-like seating position; there was nothing beneath the driver.

Thanks for the reply.

You can look up the Audi E-Tron GT. The seats are cut into the battery pack.

Indoubt the drivers ass is heavier than the batteries it replaces.

But the roofline that can now be sloped lower could be

Thanks for the info.

“Lead” should be “led”, even in the present tense, because it is an abbreviated way of saying, “being led by …”. The unstated present tense of this verb phrase is “being.” –internet
You could say the project lead is, instead.

I really like the design. We need sports EVs also and nobody else seems to want to do one anytime soon.

“just” 1800kg. I am waiting something below 1200kg. Even the Exige feels a bit heavy compared to the Elise. If BMW can do the i3 lightweight (ca 1200kg) so should “sports” car makers.

BMW i3 weight is closer to 1350kg for their lightest version.

This car goes 500km (WLTP). The BMW i3 60Ah goes about 150km. There is a lot more battery in this car.

Very Nice Concept that Will for Certain be a Great Looking Performance Car . However., Anything That’s Got Anything remotely to do with the “Porsche Name”…, I can For Sure Expect an “Out Of this World Price” 🙁 Already ! . 🙁

I already want one. I would take this over a Tesla Roadster 2.0. Not that I can afford either, but hey – I can dream.

I think that would depend a lot on price. I expect it would be half of Roadster 2.0 or less, and if true it becomes very attractive.

The Roadster 2.0 is going to be north of $200k from what I hear. Even at half that, I cannot afford one.

Very Aston Martin-ish with a healthy dose of Shelby Daytona Coupe. Nicely done.

DB 0?