2016 Paris Motor Show

Tesla-Fighting GLM G4 And All Four Of Its Butterfly Doors Stun In Paris

More torque on tap than your diesel truck.

Despite its wild looks, outlandish suicide butterfly doors, and jellybean shape, the GLM GT4 is an easy car to forget. It is not that the electric spinoff of the Roadyacht GTS is any bad, it’s just that the only time the automotive community ever hears about it are at big European auto shows. Still, the Japanese startup is determined not to flounder, and to help bring its project into the future, it has replaced the Corvette-derived V8 with two electric motors good for 536 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque.

GLM is insisting that in the case of the G4, EV stands for “Exotic Vehicle” rather than “Electric Vehicle.” Luckily the word exotic has connotations with speed, and given that the G4 can carry four occupants to 60 mph from standstill in 3.7 seconds before topping out at 156 mph, that implication is correct. Fun as that may be, relating to the throttle with gentle pats is the way to go if drivers ever want to see the 248 mile range. As in previous years, the GLM G4 will probably elude us until the next big auto show, but if any curious onlookers happen to be in Paris, get on over and try to place an order because so far as we know, this carbon fiber chassis with butterfly doors has not had a daring buyer to play with.

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