500 electric horses for $529,000.
Aftera continuous veil of secrecy, America has finally been presented with its newestelectric car, the beautifully-designed Renovo Coupe. Built by a Silicon Valleyautomotive startup, the two-seat coupe is based on the chassis of aShelby CSX 9000. With 500 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, it also promisesto be one of the most enticing electric cars available today, offering a 0-60 mphtime 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 istaking orders for the first 100 cars that will enter production starting nextyear. It also seems to be quite confident in its product, as each unit will bepriced at a whopping $529,000.