500 electric horses for $529,000.
After a continuous veil of secrecy, America has finally been presented with its newest electric car, the beautifully-designed Renovo Coupe. Built by a Silicon Valley automotive startup, the two-seat coupe is based on the chassis of a Shelby CSX 9000. With 500 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, it also promises to be one of the most enticing electric cars available today, offering a 0-60 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph.
Renovo says that the new Coupe will come with a 740 volt battery pack, nearly double that of the one underpinning the Tesla Model S. The company is taking orders for the first 100 cars that will enter production starting next year. It also seems to be quite confident in its product, as each unit will be priced at a whopping $529,000.