Detroit Electric Shows The Finalised SP:01 Design

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Published on October 30th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Detroit Electric Shows The Finalised SP:01 Design

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Detroit Electric has finalised the exterior styling of its SP:01 electric-powered sports car, which is set to enter production later this year. Compared to the prototype, the main difference is the adoption of a more aerodynamic fastback rear window. Billed as the “world’s fastest production electric sports car,” the SP:01 will be on sale in North America, Asia and Europe starting in 2015.

The company claims the car will have a 249km/h top speed and a 0-100km/h time of just 3.7 seconds. The design now uses fastback styling that is said to improve aerodynamics compared to the design of the prototype. Improvements include a new casing around the battery that is supposed to improve torsional rigidity along with protecting the car from fires. As for production, the car was originally supposed to be produced in Detroit starting in 2013, but now Detroit Electric says that a new facility in the U.K. will build the car, starting before the end of this year. Other changes include reshaped air intakes and bonnet ducts at the front. The back end meanwhile gains both a spoiler and a diffuser to increase downforce. However, range and recharging times have yet to be revealed.

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