The Quant Electric Hyper Car Is Going Into Production In 2011
NLV-Solar AG have announced that they will be pursuing a production run on the jaw-dropping Quant electric hyper car, the original concept was designed by the team at Koenigsegg and was displayed at this years Geneva Motorshow where it won over legions of new fans including Prince Albert of Monaco, Kenzo Takada, Roger Moore and many others. The full carbon body is layered with a thin photovoltaic coating to assist with power generation, this may be a first for a production car when the Quant goes on sale in 2011.
The Quant is a 4 seater, usually when a sports car claims to have 4 seats you can reliably expect the 2 rear seats to be useless for anything other than chihuahua transportation however the huge double-gullwing doors on the Quant open to show 4 adult human sized seats. The full carbon body and chassis allowed the designers to create such large doors without sacrificing chassis rigidity or safety cell integrity. The Quant weighs in at 1,680kgs (3,704lbs), this isn’t bad when you remember that batteries are extremely heavy, to give you an idea of scale the Tesla Model S weighs in at just over 4,000lbs with about 1,200lbs of that being battery weight.
The Koenigsegg influence in the design is obvious, the car has frequently been mislabelled as a Koenigsegg concept car which is partially true although NLV-Solar AG actually developed the running gear and technology used throughout the car and were also responsible for hiring the Koenigsegg design team.
The projected curb weight of 1680 kg is very light considering that it is a battery-powered, four-seater, luxury performance car. This is partly due to the four-motor installation– a remarkable achievement which allows the NLV Quant to deliver 0–100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 377 km/h.
NLV-Solar AG hopes to have the Quant in limited production by 2011, it won’t come cheap but the technologies it is bringing with it will make their way onto more affordable mass produced cars within the next decade or so making uber-cars like this vital testing grounds for future technology that we can all enjoy.
- Power: 600 kW ( 4x 150 kW), 800 bhp
- Rotation speed 12’000 U/min
- Torque: 1500 nm
- 0-100 km/h: 2,8 seconds
- Top speed: 377 km/h
- Curb weight: 1680 kg
- Wheelbase 3102 mm
- Track – Front: 1730 mm; rear: 1729 mm
- Wheels/tyres ╨ front: 245/35 – 23”; rear: 285/30 – 23” – low friction tyres
- Width: 2016 mm incl. rear-view mirrors; length: 4879 mm; height: 1335 mm
- Rear-wheel drive
- Four-wheel brake regeneration
- Minimum 4 airbags, ABS and ESP and torque vectoring
- 2 infotainment panels Adjustable rear seats
- 3 zone Climate Control system
- Generous leg room in the rear
- LED front and rear lights
- Body covered in NLV photovoltaic thin film solar coating
- Accumulator with cooling liquid (weight ca. 500kg)
- Operating voltage 420 V
- Inverter voltage 350 V
- Price: TBD
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Via NLV Quant