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New Elextra supercar revealed

Swiss-based 'Classic Factory' has shown its new Elextra supercar, promising to redefine the segment.

Specialists in automotive and industrial design - Classic Factory - penned the new Elextra in its Geneva based design studio, and built it around a stiff and 'extremely strong' carbon fibre tub. The Elextra benefits from a lightweight, advanced carbon fibre body shell to achieve a weight loss of nearly 25% over conventional aluminium constructions.

With 4 seats, 4 doors and 4-wheel drive, the Elextra will be hand-built near Stuttgart, in Germany by a leading company specialising in low-volume manufacturing. Based on what is described as ‘the best electric vehicle platform in the world’ the new car features a dual motor electric drivetrain, which delivers a ‘substantial improvement’ over conventional all-wheel drive systems. The torque is electronically and independently distributed to the front and rear wheels for ‘unparalleled’ traction in all conditions.

The 680 hp dual motors launch the supercar from standstill to 62mph in less than 2.3 seconds, which the company says makes the Elextra the quickest street legal car in the world. The top speed is limited to 155mph. The new car is also described as extremely efficient, with a range - when driving at 62mph - of 372 miles.
More information about Elextra will be unveiled in the course of the year.