Detroit Electronic Dreaming – Lotus based Electric Sport car delayed
It was an easy dream for Detroit Electronic. Take same base as amazingly fast and great build Tesla Roadster, add bit faster electric motor and some beefed-up batteries and you have a car – full electric and fast. Add amazing recharge system, that will not only fast charge vehicle, but also return power back to your house grid – and you have innovation in works. Add smartphone controlled features, so new generation millionaires can play with the car through their smartphones and you have the buzz. So everything was there. What gone wrong?
Let’s first talk about the car for a little bit. Detroit Electronic SP:01 is quite a jewel. This 2,403-pound carbon fiber and aluminum sports car is based on Lotus Elise (same as Tesla’s Roadster) with 201 bhp electric motor under the hood (66 lb ft of torque). Driving range will be up to 180-mile or about 100 miles in “fun” driving conditions. Top speed is 155 miles per hour and 0-62 mph rating in 3.7 seconds. Price will start from $135,000 and depends on features.