Sports cars will always look cool and exclusive even though you might not be a fan. And honestly, there are a lot of brands that sell them out there. But what’s even more awesome is that some brands release those supercars in electric versions. Here are eight of them.
1. Aston Martin Valkyrie
Boy, doesn’t this car look sexy? This car’s propulsion will be provided by a socking great V12 (supplemented by an e-motor). So it might not exactly be an electric vehicle, but the aero-obsessed design is too good to not look at it.
The powertrain still has some secrets. It’s still unknown where the rev limit will fall and what the magic bhp figure will be. But what’s for sure is that the 6.5-litre V12 is a new design inspired by the CA2010 18,000rpm 2.4-litre V8. Right now, the car is still on the test bench.
The brand claims that the car will be high-revving and powerful. Even though the car initially weighs 1000kg, the car will still have one-to-one power-to-weight ratio. When you combine the total system output, V12 and e-motor, you’ll get more than 1,000bhp.
2. Tesla Model S P100D
When it comes to electric cars, Tesla is always on the list for good reasons. This model is more than an electric supercar. This car will outrun and out-accelerate any other new models. It crazily reaches 60mph in only 2,5 seconds. Wow.
Technically, Tesla Model S is slower than LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder hypercars. But both are now obsolete. So while it’s the third fastest accelerating car ever made, it’s definitely the first right now.
Model S is rife with technology. You operate most of your driving necessities through a touchscreen with internet connection that never fails. This way, the tech will continuously download and update its software. Hassle-free technology, right?
Worry not about space, because this car is spacious. The boot is even large enough to install two small rear seats. And if you do install them, this makes Model S the fastest seven-seater car that your money can buy.
You can also find lesser models, and they all can get to more than 250 miles on a charge. Charging is not a problem because Tesla has a network of superfast chargers called Superchargers (this cracks me up by the way).
3. Koenigsegg Regera
Ever head of Swedish bullet? If you haven’t, you’re about to. Koenigsegg Regera is the third of the Valyrie and Project One hypercar trilogy. It’s got 1,479bhp, 1,465lb ft, and 250mph (no exaggerating, actual numbers), hence the bullet.
This car runs on 5.0-litre twin turbo V8 which you can find in the back of an Agera RS. The pre-production prototype was tested and driven, and it turned out that tyres couldn’t handle the speed of the car very well. They’re effective tyre destroyer. It’s a wonder why Bugatti hasn’t made anything close to this just yet, but time will tell.
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4. Honda NSX Coupe
It is no doubt that this car is exuberantly expensive. But with that price you’ll be given absolute performance in return. In fact, this car is meant to be an everyday supercar. So you can make this car a little more laid back.
And once you want to step up your game, oh how this car can handle it so well. With its 565bhp-rated petrol-electric hybrid power plant, you can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just around three seconds.
NSX prioritize its users, so you can tweak the settings to make your drive comfy and laid back or sporty. Whatever you choose, the steering is great and the four-wheel-drive system gives you a huge amount of grip. Casual car or adrenaline-rushing track toy, the choice is up to you, and the car will do the work.
5. BMW Roadster
The Roadster is basically an updated, convertible version of BMW i8 Coupe. However, this car has a lot more to offer. It’ll give you improved battery technology, meaning that you’ll get more energy. The hybrid version produces 143bhp – up 12bhp, taking the car’s total petrol and electric output to 374bhp. On the other hand, the pure electric range tops 30 miles.
The wheel-drive setup is not different either. The 1,5 litre petrol engine will give power to rear wheels, while the electric motor takes control of the front axle. The Roadster will make sure that engine remains dormant as often as possible and let the motor operates most of the time.
Average CO2 emissions are 42g/km and the figures is around 50 miles per gallon or something below. But with electric motors, you shouldn’t have problem with fuel bills and many more. The Roadster weighs 1,595kg, still retaining bold dihedral doors even though the model is frameless. It’s 60kg heavier than the original Coupe, but it’s still fast with 4,6 seconds to 62mph and 155mph flat out.
Because it’s very similar to the original Coupe, this car uses the same carbon-reinforced plastic core. This maximizes the size of the roof opening and you won’t have to worry about extra strengthening.
6. Polestar 1
Legendary brand Volvo is going all out with their performance. And so far they’ve been quite successful with a car that catches the world’s eye like Polestar 1. The car, expected to launch in mid 2019, has 591bhp, plug-in hybrid, BMW M4-sized 2+2 coupe. There are no Volvo logo or badges in here but if you’ve seen Volvo Coupe Concept, it’s basically the same, just without the brand.
Volvo will only make 500 units of Polestar 1. They’re making them at a their new factory in Chengdu, China. By now, the factory should have finished, so you can order one quite soon. And if you prefer to have fully electric Polestar, you need to be patient for just a little longer.
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7. Lexus LC Coupe
Crossing continents with speed and style is Lexus LC’s virtue. If you look at the model, you’ll instantly compare it to higher end models such as Mercedes SL, Aston Martin DB11, and Porsche 911. Then you realize that in terms of style, this car’s game is on point.
Why you ask? Because the models from aforementioned brands are more old-school, basically just an improved version of past models. Since Lexus is a young brand, they have intriguing concepts and designs. Moreover, LC is a hybrid model with 3.5-litre petrol V6 combined with an electric motor in the LC 500h.
As a result, the car runs for 44 miles on a single gallon and the CO2 emission is around 149g/km. Arresting design is backed up by the acceleration with 0-62mph taking 4.7 seconds and a top speed of over 160mph.
Alright, so which one do you think is the sexiest of all? Do you reckon that electric supercars will make any difference or are they just the same? Do tell us your thoughts at the comments below. Read this article for another reading about pure, electric motorbikes that might interest you.