Sep 05, 2014

Old to New – America’s First 500bhp Classic EV Supercar

Without getting into specifics about the difference between the definition...

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Without getting into specifics about the difference between the definition of a supercar and a ‘super’ car, I think we can all agree that Renovo Motors effort to build a 500 bhp electric car (EV) looks to be as successful on paper as it appears in photos. This EV is a two seater prototype, but what you see above and below is pretty much what the consumer is going to get, as the project is almost complete.

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Its body and chassis is a factory-modified Shelby Daytona CSX9000. It is a design that was birthed over 50 years ago, yet remains as modern and beautiful as the day it was first unleashed onto virgin tarmac. Underneath this beautiful exterior is a pair of twin sequential axial-flux electric motors, each powering one rear wheel. Combined, the output of this super EV is about 500bhp and 1000 lb-ft of torque.

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The lithium-ion battery pack can been modified extensively to accept a fast charge in as little as 30 minutes. However, the number that has really caught our imaginations is it acceleration from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, for a top speed of 120 mph.

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Renovo is currently taking orders for a very limited production run. Read more about it here.

More EV Supercars:
McLaren P1 – The New Hybrid Breed of Supercar
2015 Acura NSX Concept

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