Enthusiasts Meet Elextra, the New Electric Swiss Supercar

17:40  18 may  2017
17:40  18 may  2017 Source:   MSN

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The Elextra ’s new look is very Italian, with some Ferrari-Lamborghini appeal in its wedge nose and Countach-like style (Credit: Elextra ). View gallery - 4 images. Swiss -designed, all- electric , four-door supercar to tackle Tesla.

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There’s a new dog in the electric supercar fight. The latest entry is from a new company called Elextra, which plans to launch a car by the same name next year. A Swiss supercar that's built by hand in Germany with Italian looks sounds pretty promising, and the CEO of the firm that designed it spoke with Autocar about the details.

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To start, it won’t be easy to get your hands on one - they’re only planning on making 100 of them. And though it’s still in the concept phase, Classic Design CEO Robert Palm shared a few projected stats on what the car will be able to do.

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Elextra electric supercar . Responsible for the Elextra is Swiss designer Robert Palm. He’s the founder of Swiss design firm Classic Factory and was also responsible for the deliciously-retro lines of the Lyonheart K sports car .

Swiss start-up Elextra has revealed more pictures and details of its four-door electric supercar . This is a niche machine and Elextra only plans on building 100 of this eccentric car that has a lot in common with the Lamborghini Estoque concept that never A four-door sportscar isn’t exactly a new concept.

Two electric motors will power all four wheels making a combined peak of 680 horsepower. The car will rocket from 0-62 mph in under 2.3 seconds with a top speed of just 155 mph, and range at highway speeds will be about 373 miles.

Finally, there’s the price. This car is expected to sell for around a half-million dollars when it goes on sale in 2019. Elextra is hoping to have a working prototype about a year from now to prove their lofty claims.

The concept that’s been revealed has an exotic look, but also four doors. It’s sort of a liftback sedan, kind of like the Tesla Model S, but it still has the look of a supercar. The body, structure, and wheels are all carbon fiber to save weight.

The Elextra will go head to head with the Porsche Mission E, the Nio EP9, and of course, the high-performance variants of the Tesla Model S.

This article was originally published on TheDrive.com

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