Meet the Koenisegg Quant...
Meet the Koenisegg Quant, unveiled at the Geneva car show earlier this month. With plans for a full production run, this is a four-door car which has 512 brake horse power and, due to its carbon-fibre chassis, weighs just 1780kg. Its makers say it will do 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 275 km/h.
And guess what… It’s completely electric. Fully-charged in just 20 minutes, it will take you 500km (311 miles) before it gives up the ghost. It has been built with a firm called NLV Solar AG who have provided it a thin-film solar-cell coating and a FAES (Flow Accumulator Energy Storage) system.
Koenisegg say: “The NLV Quant is proof that cutting-edge supercars can combine speed, comfort and enjoyment with environmental integrity.
“And perhaps most crucially, given the supply vulnerability and price volatility of oil-based automotive fuels, it implements the mobile energy technology of the future. The new car reinforces Koenigsegg’s position at the forefront of innovative high-end automotive design and manufacture, with a conscious mind.”
Nothing’s been said about how much it’s going to cost yet though – anyone like to hazard a guess?