New carmaker Elektron Motors showcases its 2299hp electric hypercar, the Quasar
The German EV hypercar concept promises some incredible numbers, but it's yet to be seen if it can transition from paper to tarmac.
It seems everyone is pitching an electric hypercar these days, from companies you have heard of (think Rimac with the Concept One and C_Two, and Lotus with the Evija) to companies you haven't heard of before, like Japanese newcomer Aspark with the unintimidatingly-named Owl. Although those that have actually entered production are few and far between, there's one commonality between them all – massive power figures on the spec sheet.
Now, yet another company is keen to get in on the action – Elektron Motors out of Germany. Formerly known as Elektron Innovativ, the company last year unveiled its first effort, the Elektron One supercar, but it's now blown its first effort out of the water with the reveal of its first hypercar, the Quasar.
As with all vehicles of its kind, the numbers are impressive, with the German startup claiming a power figure of 2299hp (nearly 1000hp more than the Elektron One), a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint time of a neck-cracking 1.65 seconds, and a 'limited' top speed of 280mph. Supposedly, to allow for such performance, it's weight will be capped at just 1500kg (3307lbs) which is remarkably light for an EV of its kind.
However, these numbers are all merely on paper for now, and how the Quasar performs on tarmac is another matter entirely.
Given it's currently only a set of drawings, it's not clear when the car itself will make the transition from paper to metal, too, although Elektron Motors has claimed that it's aiming for a launch in 2023. Just 99 are set to be produced, each of which are expected to cost in the region of $2.6 million.
It's worth mentioning also that the One has been postponed until eight months after the Quasar's launch according to the company, with it clearly wanting to focus on its halo model first.
With an increase in scalable EV architecture and companies such as ZF and Yamaha developing electric motors to provide to car companies, it opens up the floodgates to the possibility of more cars like the Quasar arising, although how many will actually make it to the production stage is another question entirely.