But it’s not for sale.
Tesla may rule the electric sports car market with its Roadster but scientists at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology are giving the automaker a run for its money with the IISB-One. It's built upon the chassis of the discontinued Artega GT sports car. The Artega GT’s V6 was replaced with two rear-mounted electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack. The electric sports car provides 107 hp to each rear wheel and an incredible 1,475 lb-ft of torque.
Performance figures for the IISB-One haven’t been released yet, but the sports car should be able to give the Tesla PD85 D a run for its money. The IISB-One can be recharged using public charging stations, power outlets and a contactless front floor-mounted induction panel. To us, this sounds and looks like an incredible sports car, but there’s one major catch. This electric sports car isn’t going on sale, ever. Scientists plan to use the IISB-One as a research tool to implement the technology into everyday road cars. We really wish an automaker would take the IISB-One off of the scientists’ hands and put it into production.