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Swiss-designed, all-electric, four-door supercar to tackle Tesla

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The Elextra’s new look is very Italian, with some Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose and Countach-like style
The Elextra’s new look is very Italian, with some Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose and Countach-like style
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The Elextra’s new look is very Italian, with some Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose and Countach-like style
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The Elextra’s new look is very Italian, with some Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose and Countach-like style
The Elextra will be powered by twin electric motors that output a controller-limited 680 horsepower
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The Elextra will be powered by twin electric motors that output a controller-limited 680 horsepower
The rear doors are somewhat hidden in the supercar haunches of the Elextra
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The rear doors are somewhat hidden in the supercar haunches of the Elextra
Overhead we see a lot of greenhouse on the Elextra with a signature V along the roofline
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Overhead we see a lot of greenhouse on the Elextra with a signature V along the roofline

Imagine a fully-electric sedan that combines a carbon fiber body with Italian styling and a powertrain capable of 0-62 mph times of only 2.3 seconds and a total electric driving range of nearly 400 miles per charge. The Elextra due to be unveiled this year is designed to be just such a car, and we now get a better look at the car's bodywork.

We saw hints of the Elextra's body design in a pre-release back in February of this year. That sneak peek provided a small taste of the overall sleek look that the Elextra's designers were going for, but now we can see the whole package that was designed in Switzerland and will be built in Germany.

What we have is very much inspired by the best of Italy, with a very Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose. Yet, unlike the questionable Lambo Espada from back in the day, the Elextra pulls off a sportscar look while incorporating a family-friendly design, thanks in large part to the rear doors being hidden in the supercar haunches of the Elextra.

The Elextra will be powered by twin electric motors that output a controller-limited 680 horsepower
The Elextra will be powered by twin electric motors that output a controller-limited 680 horsepower

Overhead we see a large greenhouse on the car, with a signature V along the roofline that ends in the rear spoiler-ish edges that come off the rear quarter over the rear wheels. A very short-nosed look up front helps accent how far to the corners the wheels have been flung.

The Elextra will be powered by twin electric motors that output a controller-limited 680 horsepower (507 kW), while the car's top speed is set at 155 mph (250 km/h). Elextra's designers say that at a speed of 62 mph (100 km/h), the car has a total electric range of about 373 miles (600 km). The company claims the Elextra will go from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.3 seconds, which would just outdo the Tesla Model S P100D.

The company hasn't announced pricing, but says it doesn't expect to build more than 100 examples of the model.

Source: Elextra

14 comments
exadeci
Family-friendly supercar? Really? It'll be most likely 10 times the price of a P100D with the only advantage being 0.2 seconds faster
Craig King
Ah yes, I remember vapourware, now we have amp dreams. Fabulous.
hkmk23
Apart from looking as though someone has sat on it (elephant?) 100 examples....why bother?
Jimmy Limo
"Tackle Tesla" ? Really ? How is a MILLION DOLLAR exotic 4 seater with a production run of only ONE HUNDRED going to tackle ANYTHING ? The only customers will be hip-hop stars, Arab oil sheiks, and the Trump-Kushner kids (if they're not all in prison !). The headline is PURE B.S. !!!
BrianK56
The real challenge is to build a sedan that performs like Tesla's cars for a reasonable price. Many electric sports cars have been designed but have not been functionial for the public.
lat1865
All that design pizzaz, and only 62 mph? What's the point?
Ted Cushman
I also have supercar haunches and I run on Doritos and beer. I am not quite that streamlined, but hey - at least I'm already in production. And flexibly priced.
sidmehta
What is their target market? Not obvious. Maybe something flaky like rich kids with too much money. Will cost far more than Tesla yet have unknown reliability. Even if it costs the same, I'd rather buy a proven and guaranteed product such as Tesla which is just 0.2 seconds slower. Sorry -- the looks don't appeal. They need a new body and new color.
KurtCannon
What an ugly car. I thought I would never see a car uglier than Lambos but I have.
apprenticeearthwiz
Nobody needs to 'tackle Tesla'. What Tesla have proved for them already is the demand for serious EVs is huge and growing. All they need do is apply the same attention to EVs as Tesla to gain a significant amount of that market. As GM have shown, even less attention gets you a lot.