Switzerland's Classic Factory has announced a sleek, limited-production four-door electric car that will provide exclusivity and ultra-performance to well-heeled EV customers.
The Elextra will be built in Stuttgart, Germany using a lightweight and extremely strong carbon fiber chassis, with the promise of "the highest quality imaginable." The company plans to build just 100 of the cars, starting "no sooner than 2019."
Classic Factory CEO and Elextra designer Robert Palm explained in an email to Maxim that while the Nio EP9 grabbed headlines for blitzing the Nurburgring with a new overall lap record, "Our aim is actually not be the quickest on the market or breaking records on the Nurburgring. But to show future technology in a superbly designed car. The acceleration we claim is just a side effect of the power/weight/grip ratio of the car. It wasn't our primary goal."
He continued, "The idea behind Elextra is to combine pure lines reminding of the most exciting Italian super cars of the past, whilst being resolutely forward looking thanks to its low, sleek and beautiful design, paired with today's most advanced technology."
Elextra uses a Tesla-like system of front and rear electric motors providing four-wheel drive traction. Those motors combine for 680 horsepower, and the Elextra's lighter weight allows it to launch to 62 mph in just 2.3 seconds, making it even quicker than the Model S.
The company also promises a 375-mile driving range when cruising at 62 mph. For additional details, we'll just have to wait until Classic Factory is ready, later in the year.