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Unread 2014-10-27, 07:30 PM   #6
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Detroit Electric shows off SP:01 final design

Detroit Electric SP:01 production version

Adopts a fastback look

Following a teaser video released earlier this month, Detroit Electric has published two images with the SP:01's final design.
While the original concept had a roadster body style, the production version has made the switch to a fastback silhouette optimized using computational fluid dynamics to ensure greater performance and stability. The Detroit Electric SP:01 is still based on the Lotus Exige and compared to the concept it has reshaped front air intake and outlet ducts on the hood as a method to optimize airflow of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Motivation will be provided by a mid-mounted electric motor generating 278 bhp (207 kW) and 206 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque whereas the concept had 201 bhp (150 kW) and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm). It will be enough to cover the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). It tips the scales at 1,175 kg (2,590 lbs) and comes with a 37 kWh battery pack granting a maximum range of 179 miles (288 km).
The Detroit Electric SP:01 will be manufactured in Warwickshire, United Kingdom and is scheduled to go on sale early next year in Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East and Africa.


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