Supercars Of The Future – Renovo Coupe, BMW i8 – Video


This “Supercars of the Future” video features the visually stunning electric Renovo Coupe, as well as the BMW i8 & i3.

The main focus of the video is the Renovo, a remarkable electric coupe with impressive stats:

  • 0-60 mph takes less than 3.4 seconds
  • Price of $529,000
  • Limited production and sales scheduled to start in 2015
  • Two electric motors put out 1000 ft-lbs of torque & 500 HP

Per Renovo:

“The Coupe sets a benchmark 0-60 time of just 3.4 seconds, the fastest of any production rear-wheel drive electric vehicle. The car’s massive 1,000 foot-pounds of torque is available immediately from a dead stop and delivers perfectly linear acceleration that is unlike any car on the road today.”

“The mid-mounted twin sequential axial-flux motors deliver both power and efficiency, with optimized energy mappings for a wide range of driving conditions. When run at full throttle, the motors produce over 500 horsepower. More importantly, the drivetrain ramps to full power in just 37 milliseconds—about ten times faster than the blink of an eye—and further redefines how a performance vehicle can respond to the commands of the driver.”

“The Coupe’s incredible performance is made possible by the patent-pending battery technology developed by the Renovo team. Multiple separate battery enclosures enable a performance-oriented weight distribution and minimize chassis volume requirements. The Renovo Motors drivetrain is less than 40% of the total weight of the car, and yet delivers the highest peak power in its class.”

“The on-road performance is matched by a fast-charge system that can refill the batteries in just 30 minutes and maintains compatibility with a wide range of standard Level 2 charge systems. At the track, the Coupe can be charged between run sessions, offering the first true circuit-ready EV.”

Renovo Coupe

Renovo Coupe

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3 Comments on "Supercars Of The Future – Renovo Coupe, BMW i8 – Video"

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“visually stunning??? the renovo is a very retro styled car.

i’m not all that enthusiastic about having my driving information going into a cloud computing system. not only are there significant privacy issues but as automobiles are increasingly turned into “computing systems on wheels” the implications of hacking become all the more severe. for example, if someone wanted to get rid of you, they could seize control of your automobile such that you end up crashing into a wall at 80 mph.

no thanks, computing platforms are useful for providing driver information but leave the driving to a human driver.


Flawed risk assessment. Humans or through your own carelessness, will be your automotive undoing– well before anyone bothers (let alone succeeds) at purposely trying to kill you by hacking a smart car.

That said, all bets are off if a rogue AI turns all smart devices against us… And you will not need to be IN the car for it to succeed.


I say it’s an almost certainty that if all cars were 100% computer controlled the number of road accidents would drop dramatically, the human in control is by far the biggest point of failure in an overwhelming percentage of accidents.