Dendobrium Concept Rendering, Source: EPTA-DESIGN
A new company in Singapore, Vanda Electric, is developing the country's first electric supercar.
The initiative is based on and named after a Singaporean orchid. The company is using "nature" as the voice to market the vehicle. The prototype will likely be unveiled in Geneva in 2017.
Williams Advanced Engineering, of World Championship, Grand Prix, and Formula One fame and SG are behind the project with $10 million (~$7 million U.S.) in funding from Titan Capital.
Vanda has sought out London-based, EPTA to design the eye-catching, futuristic, aerodynamic, carbon/aluminium body. Surely the company is making the right connections to make this a reality.
Preliminary specifications per Gizmag:
Total Length: 5540mm
Total Width: 2270mm Total Height: 1100mm Curb Weight: 1750kg Wheelbase: 3530mm Torque: 4000Nm Power Output: 1500HP Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 2.6s Top speed: 400km/h Range: 400km Battery Capacity: 90-100kWh Powered by 4 electric motors Incorporates All Wheel Torque Vectoring system with stability function Adjustable height for road and track operation Two Seater, twin door Carbon fiber and aluminum body and chassis Liquid cooled batteries and motor
If Vanda, a start-up company with no previous car building experience, pulls this venture off, it will be a huge slap in the face to the current supercar industry. The vehicle will match the Bugatti Chiron's horsepower with four times the torque.
The Tesla Model S P90D overpowers almost everything on the market aside from supercars and it's an electrified family sedan!
If the Dendobrium makes it to production, then there will be an electric car that can beat any other car out there, even supercars and hypercars.