But is it the real deal?
There is no shortage of upcoming electric hypercars producing previously unheard of amounts of power. The Rimac C_Two, for example, produces 1,914 horsepower from its four electric motors and the Lotus Evija has even more, 1,972 hp, coming from just two electric motors. Challenging either of these two electric hypercars will be tough but a small, German-based company called Elektron Innovativ thinks it is up to the task.
The new automaker has just revealed a new concept vehicle called the Elektron One. Although the Elektron One only exists right now as a rendering, the company says the production example will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2021. That is if there even is a Geneva Motor Show in 2021 with the show's future recently being cast into doubt.
The Elektron One will reportedly be built in Italy, nearby legendary automakers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati. To go into battle against these automotive giants, the electric supercar will produce an estimated 1,341 horsepower with all-wheel-drive. The company's website says it predicts a 2.1-second 0-100 kph (62 mph) time and a top speed of over 400 kph (250 mph). If these performance figures turn out to be accurate, the Elektron one could go toe-to-toe with almost any car on the planet.
It should handle pretty well too with a composite monocoque chassis and a push-rod suspension system. The founder of Elektron will even work with partners to create the first Italian-Turkish Formula E team called Scuderia-E, which would help provide a motorsport influence to the Elektron One.
If the company can get off the ground, this car could be pretty impressive. Prices are expected to range from around €330,000 to €350,000 ($372,500 to $395,000) before taxes, which is a fraction of what you'd pay for the C_Two or Evija. Elektron also says it wants to be the first electric sports car brand to produce in large volumes, so it plans to sell 140 examples each model year.
Company founder Armagan Arabu says he isn't interested in building any four-door models but mentions that an electric superbike could be interesting. We've seen plenty of upstart supercar makers fail to get off the ground but for every dozen or so failures, a success story like Pagani, Koenigsegg, or Rimac is able to emerge.