Published on 01 Mar 2013 by Adriano
Applus+ Idiada, a Spanish company specialized in engineering for the international automotive industry, has successfully completed the Volar-e, an innovative prototype electric car with high performance, comparable to or even better than conventionally-powered sports cars. The project was carried out in cooperation with the European Commission, and it’s the proof that electric vehicles can indeed provide the same thrill of the traditional, combustion engine-powered sportscars.
The Volar-e has just been presented at the Circuit de Catalunya during the F1 Test Days, and id powered by four electric motors developing a combined output of 1080 hp with 1500 Nm of peak torque. As you can easily imagine by now, performance figures are nothing short than impressive, especially in terms of acceleration: from a standstill, the Volar-e can hit the 100 km/h mark (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, the 200 km/h mark in 6.5 secs and finally reach its top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).
In the words of Applus+ CEO Fernando Basabe, “this project is recognition of the technological capacity of Applus + IDIADA in the field of engineering for the automotive industry“. Apparently, the model is an evolution of the Croatian Rimac Concept One we saw a few months back. See the full specs of the Applus+ Idiada Volar-e right after the jump.
Applus+ Idiada Volar-e - Technical specifications:
Motor: 4 electric motors
Vehicle category: Supercar
Body: Carbon fibre
Chassis: Tubular Cr-Mo Steel
Wheelbase (mm): 2770
Front / rear track (mm): 1540 / 1534
Maximum power (kW/CV): 800 / 1080
Maximum torque per wheel (Nm): 1500
Maximum speed (km/h): 300
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec.): 3.4 s
Acceleration 0-200 km/h (sec.): 6.5 s
Acceleration 0-300 km/h (sec.): 12.1
Acceleration 0-402 m (sec.): 10.3
Front suspension: Independent height and stiffness adjustable
Rear suspension: Independent height and stiffness adjustable
Front tyres: 245/35R20
Rear tyres: 295/30R20