Just 99 will be made.
Electric cars are taking over, and the tech is making its way to more and more supercars too. Cars like Rimac's C_Two and the Evija from Lotus have shown that electricity can be cool. Not to be outdone, a German-based company called Elektron Innovativ showed that it was keen on getting in on the action, revealing the Elektron One last year. With 1,341 horsepower, it seemed like an exciting proposition. But that car has just faded into insignificance with the reveal of the company's latest creation, called the Quasar. If Elektron Innovativ was impressive before, the company now known as Elektron Motors is surely awe-inspiring.
The headlines are that the new car is once again all-electric and produces a whopping 2,299 hp. The power is astonishing, but Elektron Motors is aiming to keep weight down too, claiming that the total mass of the car will be just 3,307 pounds. Thanks to an electric motor on each wheel, the Quasar will feature Elektron Smart Torque Vectoring for enhanced handling. We also must make mention of the fact that this is a far better-looking car than its predecessor and will be unmistakable on the road thanks to an LED light strip that runs from the top of one headlight to the top of the other.
So how do those traits translate to track performance? Elektron claims that the Quasar will sprint from 0-62 mph in just 1.65 seconds. Top speed? A limited 280 mph. However, we do wonder if Koenigsegg will have something to say about how similar this car looks to a Regera. Nevertheless, with figures like those, demand will be high, but just 99 lucky souls will have the opportunity to own one of these cars at a cost of around $2.6 million each. It is expected to launch in 2023 sometime, but the earlier Elektron One has been postponed to roughly eight months after the Quasar's launch, despite being revealed first. These are exciting times for new manufacturers, but how many of them will actually be able to sustain a challenge against legacy automakers? Only time will tell.