It's powered by a single electric motor producing 160 hp.
As well as smashing through skyscrapers in 'Fast & Furious 7,' the W Motors Lykan HyperSport is famous for being the first Lebanese supercar. But while the 780-hp supercar was designed in the Middle East, it was built in Turin, Italy. This, however, is the first car designed and built in Lebanon: say hello to the quirky EV Electra Quds Rise EV.
Founded in 2017 by entrepreneur Jihad Mohammed, EV Electra is the first electric car manufacturer based in Lebanon. In terms of the design, EV Electra's first car certainly stands out from the crowd.
Taking the form of a two-seater electric sports coupe, the front fascia looks like a compressed Bugatti Chiron, while the side profile resembles a Porsche 718 Cayman. Dominating the front is a gold grille inspired by Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine in the Old City of Jerusalem, flanked by large air intakes and comically overlarge headlights. Its bulging wheel arches dominate the profile, while an aggressive diffuser and triangular-shaped LED taillights adorn the rear.
The Quds Rise EV sits on 18-inch forged alloy wheels finished in black with gold accents. Power is sourced from a single electric motor producing 160 horsepower, which is sent to the rear wheels.
This enables the two-seater electric sports car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in five seconds and hit a top speed of 102 mph. A 50 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides a range of 280 miles on a single charge. Underpinned by a "superlight aluminum chassis", the quirky EV weighs 2,425 pounds.
Open the butterfly doors, and you'll find two leather seats, a digital instrument cluster, and a large 15.9-inch touchscreen. Production will start later this year, before the Rise EV arrives in showrooms in 2022 priced at $30,000. Next year, EV Electra plans to ramp up production of the electric sports car to 10,000 units.