Electric hypercar will have 1340kW/2000Nm drivetrain
The Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar has stepped out for the first time in the UK at a Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
According to the company, the D-1 will feature an all-electric drivetrain with around 1340kW (1800hp) of power and 2000Nm of torque.
With a carbon-fibre body, and heavy use of composite and alloy materials, Dendrobium has set a target weight of 1750kg for the D-1. The car is based around a Protocell carbon tub, which will also be used for future models.
It’s likely the D-1 will use existing lithium-ion battery technology at first. Nigel Gordon-Stewart, Dendrobium’s CEO, says the company will transition to “solid state [batteries] as and when the technology is reliable and financially viable”.
Range and performance figures have yet to be announced, but Dendrobium promises more details will be confirmed “over the coming months”.
Entry and exit into the two-seat carbon-fibre-intensive interior is achieved via the D-1’s rear-hinged Bio-Aerial Locomotion doors.
A production date hasn’t been revealed for the new hypercar, but the company says a “uniquely qualified and experienced management team has now been recruited to take the exciting Dendrobium D-1 into its next phase of development”.
The Dendrobium was originally conceived by Singaporean firm Vanda Electrics, and is being engineered with Williams Advanced Engineering.
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