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BRUSA Spyder – A Swiss Electic Porsche 914?

Posted in Alt Fuels, Car Tech, Concept Cars, Design, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Environment, Fast Cars, Horsepower, Newsworthy by Alex Kierstein | May 22nd, 2009 | 1 Response |
<i>Looks way better than the MonoCraft MH1!</i>

Looks way better than the MonoCraft MH1!

You’re not looking at some sort of pint-sized Porsche 550 replica, although the resemblance is a nice bonus (although it is speculated to be on a Porsche 914 platform). This is, in fact, an all-electric roadster from the Swiss company BRUSA Elektronik. And they want to take your money and give you a 270 HP equivalent, 2000 lb. roadster in return. Click the jump for more info.

<i>1.21 gigawatts!!!</i>

1.21 gigiwatts!!!

Two 100 kW motors provide 324 ft-lbs of torque. At 0 RPM. That’s the nice thing about electric cars – all the torque, all the time. No waiting. We at RideLust like instant gratification. Speaking of quick gratification, the Spyder here can hit 100 kM/H (62 MPH) in less than 5 seconds. In case you want to get to the other side of the alpine valley to hear your yodeling before it reaches the other side.

<i>Looks good with the top down.</i>

Looks good with the top down.

A 16 kW-hour lithium polymer battery is good for around 100 kM, which is probably enough for a trackday but won’t work for the Gumball 3000. It’ll recharge in 4 hours with a 220V adapter. Of course, as with all electrics, your mileage will vary. If they can bring this thing in at a reasonable price, this could be a cool auto-cross platform.

[Source: Wired]

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  1. daveyboy says:

    This thing is cool. EV’s are the future so quit draggin’ your feet and get on board.