It's the first electric hypercar to use a hybrid battery pack.
There's a new member joining the elite 2,000-hp electric hypercar club alongside the Lotus Evija, Rimac C_Two, and Pininfarina Battista. It's called the Estrema Fulminea (Extreme Lightning), the first car developed by a new Italian company called Automobili Estrema. The company was founded in 2020 by Gianfranco Pizzuto, who co-founded and invested in Fisker Automotive in 2007.
What makes the Fulminea stand out is its innovative hybrid battery pack. According to Estrema, the Fulminea will be the first street-legal hypercar that combines solid-state cells, developed by Avesta Battery Energy Engineering, with ultra-capacitors.
The ultracapacitor pack will be positioned near the front axle, while the larger solid-state lithium-ion battery pack will be mounted behind the passenger cell in front of the rear axle. As a result, the 100-kWh battery pack has an "unprecedented" energy density of 450 Wh/kg and weighs less than 661 pounds, bringing the car's total curb weight to 3,307 pounds. Estrema is collaborating with battery specialist Imecar Elektronik to engineer and assemble the hybrid battery pack.
As for the powertrain, four electric motors combine to produce an earth-shattering 2,040 hp. This enables the Fulminea to accelerate from 0-200 mph in less than ten seconds.
Despite its insane performance, the Fulminea will has a claimed driving range of 323 miles based on the WLTP cycle. We won't know if the Fulminea can live up to these bold assertions until the company can show a working prototype, however.
More details about the electric hypercar will be revealed when the Estrema Fulminea debuts on May 13 at the Turin Automobile Museum. Production will take place in Modena and will be limited to just 61 units. If all goes well, Estrema plans to start customer deliveries in the second half of 2023. Expect the Estrema Fulminea to have a seven-figure price tag when it goes on sale.