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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Another Switzerland hypercar of Morand Cars

We are still in Switzerland, after some time ago we discussed about the Picasso PS-01, a supercar made by a Swiss company called Picasso Automotive. Soon there's another Swiss company, Morand Cars followed the step by launching its first hypercar in 2023 which is claimed to be able to reach a maximum speed of up to 400 kph.
Morand Hypercar-Swiss Made built by Morrand Cars and will launching in 2023 which is claimed to be able to reach a maximum speed of up to 400 kph. (Picture from: Autocar)
And the Morand Cars itself is an automotive company founded by Benoit Morand who is known as the former manager of the racing team at the Le Mans Championship along with Eric Boullier who also has a background in developing super fast cars in F1, ever involved in the Lotus F1 team as Team Manager and has also served as Race Director in the McLaren F1 team.

As quoted of Autocar, the Morand Hypercar-Swiss Made is built into 2 models, namely a hybrid and all-electric model by using a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, while the body structure is made of a lightweight and sturdy composite material called Amplitex. So that some parts such as the hood, doors, wings, seats, and interior spaces are made of Amplitex Bcomp. Although the material is light, Amplitex is said to have a heavier mass than carbon fiber but has passed through a valid crash test with satisfactory results.
Morand Hypercar-Swiss Made is built into 2 models, namely a hybrid and all-electric model by using a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, while the body structure is made of a lightweight and sturdy composite material called Amplitex. (Picture from: Autocar)
Meanwhile, for the drivetrain, as for the hybrid model will rely on a bespoke, 5.2-litre, naturally aspirated V10 engine capable of producing a maximum power of up to 690 hp and a maximum torque of 542 Nm. To support the car's hybrid system also installed three electric motors that work to drive the wheels and then coupled with the Xtrac's 7-speed manual-automatic transmission system. The car maker also stated that the hybrid model could be driven a distance of 50 km by using is electric motors alone.
Although the material is light, Amplitex is said to have a heavier mass than carbon fiber but has passed through a valid crash test with satisfactory results. (Picture from: Autocar)
As for the all-electric model will be powered by four permanent magnet motors is mounted on all-four wheels, and is said to be capable of producing a maximum power of up to 1,950 hp to drive its four wheels. The power comes from a 400 kg weighted battery with a capacity of 70 kWh and generates power of 1,400 kW.
Morand Hypercar-Swiss Made prototype will be launched this year, in which the hybrid model will be introduced first, and the all-electric model will follow later in 2022. (Picture from: Autocar)
In addition, Morand Cars is also focusing on fast battery charging technology to embed on the all-electric model. The company targets all of its electric-powered hypercars to be able to fully charge the battery in 12 minutes by using a 350 kW charger or seven minutes faster if using a 560 kW charger.

While on the hybrid model, Morand Cars will use a new type of storage device to support its 300 kW battery system with a 4.5 kWh supercapacitor which is intended to maintain the car weight under 1,250 kg even if it carries a battery and engine.
The plan, the Morand Cars hypercar prototype will be launched this year, in which the hybrid model will be introduced first, and the all-electric model will follow later in 2022. However, so far there is no more detailed information about the hypercar which is only produced in limited numbers (ie only 73 units worldwide), but the Swiss company has priced its hypercar ranging of €1.7M or around Rp.29 billions. In our opinion that's a quite fair price for such a limited-production hypercar. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MORAND-CARS | AUTOCAR ]
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