Straight outta Singapore (where speed limits are strongly enforced and cars cost as much as full houses in other countries) comes a supremely sexy electric hypercar that’s been turning heads at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Singapore-based Vanda Electrics recently unveiled the Dendrobrium, a hypercar entirely run on electric — and one that’s meant to stand up to the likes of Lamborghinis and Ferraris with its top speed of 320km/h. And boy, does it look frickin’ futuristic.
Funnily enough, Vanda’s prior products include an electric mini-truck and er… an electric scooter?
Named after the species of orchids native to Singapore, the concept car is a result of a collaboration between Vanda Electrics and Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology division of the Williams Formula One team. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the Dendrobrium is expected to go from zero to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds via two electric motors at each axle, carbon fiber body panels and aerodynamics. Carbon fiber is also used in the interior, but the highlight remains to be the driver’s seat — it’s made of red high-end leather from Scotland’s Bridge of Weir Leather Company.
According to Vanda CEO Larissa Tan, the Dendrobium is a concept for now, but they’re more than ready to kick off production with 2020 as a potential start date.