And it's unlike any other on the market.
You remember Gumpert, right? The company started by ex-Audi engineer Roland Gumpert, makers of the wild-looking Apollo Supercar? Well, about two years ago Gumper left his original company (which has since been renamed) to work on his own car with the help of a Chinese company Aiways. After a lengthy wait, that car has finally been revealed in production guise for the world to see. Introducing the Gumpert Nathalie, a radical new electric sports car.
The Nathalie is an EV unlike any other because rather than using a battery pack, Gumpert has used a 15kW fuel cell developed by a Danish company called Serenergy. This is a complete game-changer in the segment because the Nathalie can refuel quicker than even the fastest EVs like the Porsche Taycan Turbo.
Unlike a conventional EV, the Nathalie doesn't require long recharging stops. Instead, the car can be filled with methanol in about three minutes and the fuel cell converts it to hydrogen, then electricity. Once converted to usable electricity, the fuel cell sends the juice through two-speed transmissions to four wheel-mounted electric motors that combine to produce 536 horsepower.
As you'd expect, the resulting performance is blistering with a 0-62 mph time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. Gumpert says you'll be able to travel around 500 miles between fuel stops at 75 mph and you won't need to visit a special hydrogen filling station. There is also an in Eco Mode that allows up to 745 miles of range.
The design is quite pretty, featuring scissor doors for some added drama. This model pictured here is the First Edition, which will be priced at €407,000 (around $452,000) and sold wearing a bespoke paint scheme. Only 500 examples of the Nathalie will be built and although it will be road legal, the car is prepared for track usage with an FIA-approved roll cage. Gumpert hasn't specified if the car is bound for the US market but it seems unlikely.