When the automotive world were vying to create a vehicle that is driven by alternative energy, such as electricity, hydrogen and others. So it is not surprising that today in different corners of the world, popping up a lot of concept vehicles.
It also makes Singapore, an island country in Southeast Asia that are interested and even preparing to introduce their first local electric supercar named 'Dendrobium,' the supercar name derived of an orchid genus.
|Singapore's Dendrobium electric supercar set to launch in Geneva Motor Show 2017. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZPnKJ)|
With an initial investment of $10 million over the first two years, Vanda Electrics - a unit of family- owned Wong Fong Engineering Works - expects the two-door, two-seater hard-top to be ready for next year's Geneva Motor Show.
|The Dendrobium supercar is named after a Singaporean orchid genus. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZPnKJ)|
Vanda has engaged London-based design firm EPTA to design the low-slung, eye-popping, carbon/aluminium body, which includes a super-low front grill and an interesting open rear section that looks like it's designed to feature moving active aerodynamics.
Besides that, Vanda has also engaged Williams Advanced Engineering, an engineering services and technology unit of the Williams group of companies, to embark on the ambitious project. As we all knew, Williams which is British, has one of the world's top F1 teams.
|Rear view of Dendrobium supercar. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZPnKJ)|
The Dendrobium will carry between 90 and 100 kWh of batteries, giving it a range around 400 km/249 mi (roughly 8 times across Singapore and back) and a top speed around 400 km/h. It will use similar lithium-ion batteries that found in Formula E race cars, which are supplied by Williams. The car will have all-wheel torque vectoring.
Vanda tells us we should expect to see the Dendrobium eco-friendly supercar in the flesh at Geneva in 2017, ahead of a limited production run of 10 customer cars, for which there's no current pricing available. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DENDROBIUM MOTORS | GIZMAG | STRAITS TIMES]
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