Roland Synthesizes Sound For Tommykaira ZZ Electric Car – (w/video)
Over two years passed since the electric version of Tommykaira ZZ roadster was introduced in 2013.
This beautiful and very quick car (0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds) was recently presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The range of just 75 miles (120 km) is nowhere close to the Tesla Roadster, but overall this is much lighter vehicle (850 kg / 1,874 lbs).
The Tommykaira ZZ EV is silent (proof can be found in videos below), but for those who would like to equip the car with sound, GLM – Green Lord Motors (manufacturer of the Tommykaira ZZ EV) offers a solution developed with Roland Corporation.
There will be futuristic (spaceship) or conventional (gasoline engine) sounds available as an option from autumn 2015.
Exact sound will be dependent on driving situation, taking into account things like speed and acceleration.
According to TechnologicVehicles.com, the synthesizer will weigh only 1.1 kg.
Base price of Tommykaira ZZ EV in Japan (with tax) stands at some ￥8,640,000 (nearly $72,000 / over €63,000).