Question for you.  What starts out looking like this ^

...and ends up looking like this:

...to Fast

...to Fast

Answer?  The Luka EV - a Hackaday project from MW Motors. MW Motors has the goals of:

Top speed. 130km/h

Weight. Under 750kg Range. Over 300km on a singe battery charge Retail price. Under EUR20,000

Project time frame. Must be Certified to drive on EU roads by Sept 1st 2015.

...oh, and:

Appearance. Must be a beautiful vehicle

That it is, friends, that it is.

Want to build one yourself?  Here's all you need:

Quantity Component name
1 Car Body The body is fabricated using FRP (Fiberglass). Using the solidworks file, we first cut a full size model from foam. Next, make the ster mould for FRP layup. A number of tweaks. Once master mould is complete, serial production of the car body is straightforward (if you underdtand FRP). Sand the FRP. Apply primer. Ready for addition of doors, windown, boot lid, bonnet cover etc
1 Car Doors Exactly the same process as the car body. Doors are tricky. The area of he body where the doors hand, open & close all need to be re-enforced.
1 Boot lid / bonnet lid Same process as the body. Both components need to be re-enforced & corrugated.
1 Front, rear & side windows For roed certification, correct auto glass must be used. As an original cr desing, custom class must be sourced. Glass tooling must be produced. It is not a difficult process once you know the tight guys to do it.
1 Barebones chassis A relatively simple ladder frame & roll cage hybrid chassis configurtion.
1 Battery pack 2 variants. 19.2Kwh & 24Kwh LiFePo4Mh. Bought in part.s
1 BMS. Battery management system Technically difficult to match with hub motors, motor controllers & Battery. Heavily tweaked bought in part
1 Hub motors 2 or 4 depending on the bat pack used. Heavily tweked bought in parts.
1 Motor controllers Bought in part for protptype but building our own controllers as they are critical.Must support regen braking
1 Wheels Non trivial decision. Hub motors must fit. Must be light. Must be true to the retro look of the car
1 Tyres Not as simple as it sounds..
1 Steering As weight is low, power steerinf not requires. Steering geomatry relatively straightforward
1 Brakes Front, rear, & handbrake. Motor controllers support regen braking too.
1 Suspension Bought in part. Rally car suspension. Off the shelf parts but selection of the right part is critical
1 Seats. 2. All leather. Probably form a Mazd Mx5 MK 11. Car is a two seater
1 Control Tablet To control all functiosn on the car & give additional features, Navigation, phone, etc. Build in house, fully custom.
1 External accessories Headlights, sidelights, indicators, brake lighs, fog lights, light over reg plate, door handles, wing mirrors, logos, windscren wipers etc
1 Internal components All switchgeat, internal lights, door handles, window winders, complete dash board, headlining, ventilation// aircon. Seat belts.
1 Electronic differential Built in house. Contols the power going to all 4 hub motors,
1 Parts not needed ! No Gearbox. No exhaust system. No engine !. No engine coolng. No driveshaft, No Axles, no 'car battery'
1 Full Bill of material It is an actual car. The BOM is long. No need to bore everyoe with every nut & bolt. But, feel free to ask questions.
1 Knowledge of "Type approval' rules in your area. Know all about approval before you start the design ! Changing anything later will be a nightmare !

Here's some eye candy for y'all:

Under the hood - CALB packs with hub motors and Kelly controllers

Under the hood - CALB packs with hub motors and Kelly controllers

The chassis ready for the body

The chassis ready for the body

How to put a body on a chassis

How to put a body on a chassis

Ready for paint...

Ready for paint...

And a video showing, among other things, the car in action: