More electric supercars are on the way.
It may seem like the Rimac Nevera, one of the world's quickest cars ever and one of the few electric supercars we find exciting, has had a relatively easy path to the top. The truth is that it's taken years of toil to get the company and its cars to where they are today, but that hasn't stopped others from trying to replicate Rimac's success. One such company is called Elektron. We first heard of the Italian automaker in June of last year. Since then, the company has revealed a 2,300-horsepower hypercar called the Quasar and has now decided to follow that up with a tamer but no-less-exciting supercar called the Truva.
The Truva sends power to all four wheels via three electric motors, two of which power the rear axles with the other taking care of business up front. Elektron says we can look forward to an overall output of 1,400 hp, "an innovative composite chassis", and pushrod suspension for outstanding handling. A 100 kWh battery pack is also promised, although a range has not yet been determined. We suspect that this will be announced once the car gets closer to production, at which point we hope to see something of the cabin, hopefully not via a digital rendering but a working example.
As for the styling of the car, we're seeing bits of Lotus Evija in that front end, as well as some Acura Type R. The glasshouse looks McLaren-esque from the rear, but the overall package is not half bad to look at. Elektron says that this new supercar will have a base price of €600,000 or around $710,000 in our money, but like the performance specs, those figures could change the closer the Truva gets to reality. Speaking of, the final product is expected to launch in 2023, and if all goes well, a convertible version could follow. Let's hope this is more than just a pipe dream.