Former VW, Porsche, Tesla and BMW heads are working on a 600hp sportscar
An ensemble cast of talented people putting together... an Aston Martin?
Matthias Muller and Andreas Henke, former CEO and CMO of Porsche, along with former chief of BMW Motorsport Klaus Schmidt, former CMO of Porsche and Jochen Rudat, the guy who helped Elon Musk build the Tesla network in Europe are putting together a car that... kinda looks like an Aston Martin. And the best part about it? It's called the Piech GT2. That's because the (Swiss) company that makes it was founded by the son of former Volkswagen Group boss Ferdinand Piech and the great-grandson of Ferdinand Porsche.
So the talent is here but what about the actual car? The concept vehicle that preceded the GT2, called Mark Zero, was first unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and it was an electric sports car with 400 hpa nd 300 miles of range. The actual production vehicle will be equipped with an upgraded power unit, producing 603 hp and capable of reaching 60 mph from standstill in under three seconds.
As you can clearly see, the car takes the form of a 2-door sports coupe that looks a lot like an Aston. The standard version should come with a WLTP range of 250 miles while the long range version will travel 310 miles on a charge. Piech claims the battery can be charged up to 80 percent in just four minutes and 40 seconds.
The company is trying working to secure funds for the first production run but if everything goes according to plan, the GT2 is scheduled to be unveiled in late 2022.