Green Motor | Detroit Electric SP:01 – A Sexy Limited Edition Electric Sporter

Green Motor |  Detroit Electric SP:01 - A Sexy Limited Edition Electric Sporter

A company known as Detroit Electric has unveiled a limited edition electric sports car they call the SP:01. Yeah, that’s the name of the car. This hot little two seater ist definitely a head turner and potential competitor to the famous Tesla Roadster.

Lets start off with the performance figures of this vehicle. They are actually seriously impressive. The electric motor produces 201 hp and 166 lb/ft, which propels the vehicle to 155 mph and a 0 to 62 mph of just 3.7 seconds. Wowzers! 

Green Motor |  Detroit Electric SP:01 - A Sexy Limited Edition Electric Sporter
The electric motor delivers that power to the rear wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.Why only 4 gears you ask? Well, due to motors instantaneous torque; 5th and 6th gear are redundant and as a result of this they are blocked off.

But if you wish to really feel this vehicle’s true top speed; the 5th and 6th gear can be reinstalled for a small cost or you could just select a twinspeed auto tranny if you so desire.

The SP:01 only weighs 2354 lbs because of it’s lightweight carbon fibre body and light weight battery packs. The combination of which greatly aids in acceleration and handling.

The vehicle is fitted with 2 battery packs. One located above the electric motor and the other between the cabin firewall bulk head and transmission. The 37kWh lithium polymer batteries allows the SP:01 electric car to achieve a range of 190 miles after a full charge of 4.3 hours from a 240v and 32A charge point.

In order to assist the electric motor in keeping cool, this new electric car features a in-house developed cooling system with a special thermal management pack. This means never having to worry about overheating during your fun sessions in the twisties.

Green Motor |  Detroit Electric SP:01 - A Sexy Limited Edition Electric Sporter

There is also another really neat feature that this car has, called a telemetry link to the manufacturer. This is where the electric powertrain and battery pack health will be monitored. Now THAT…is flipping awesome!

If you find the SP:01 appeals to you, and we can all understand why; prices start at US $135, 000 and that price gives you a 30,000 mile warranty, an optional battery extension to 5 years, 50,000 miles and naturally the car.

Nice options there. But if your not joking about copping one of these; you need to act early, because as was said before; it is a limited edition.

Only 999 of them will be built.

+ Detroit-Electric | GreenCarCongress

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