Posted Aug 22nd 2014 8:00PM
Xcar Films went to Pebble Beach and gave ex-Intel engineer and Renovo Motors CEO Christopher Heiser a platform to talk about his new electric supercar based on the Shelby Daytona Coupe. The relevant nuggets: 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque from direct-drive twin sequential axial flux motors powered by a lithium-ion battery, 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.4 seconds, top speed over 120 mph (193 km/h), 2,500 pounds (1,134 kilograms), US$529,000 to purchase.
While Heiser spends almost six minutes talking about the car and what it means to him, almost all of it is information we already know. When he gets to the bits that perk our ears, like when the mentions of advanced technology and upgraded parts, he skips the details. After four years of having to drive it at night to keep the secret, we don't even get to see more of what's inside, much less a daytime run with the Xcar chaps.
So we'll look forward to the next installment. In the meantime, this one's another beautiful entry in the Xcar catalog.