With an announced power of 1,900 hp and more than 640 km of autonomy, the Elation Freedom wants to make a place for itself among the electric supercar. Will performance and exorbitant price be enough for its success in an already busy niche?
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The electric car is delightful that it sometimes promotes the arrival of players hitherto unknown to the automotive world and carriers of daring projects. This is the case of Elation Hypercars, a company based in California (United States) which has been working since 2014 on an electric supercar on which it has just lifted the veil.
Spectacular but not original, the Elation Freedom borrows small touches from Corvette, Ferrari, McLaren and the superb Lotus Evija. The synthesis is rather successful even if the style lacks personality. The Freedom is built around an ultralight and patented carbon-kevlar monocoque chassis for an advertised weight of 1,650 kg.
For propulsion, the car will be offered in two configurations: three electric motors for a power equivalent to 1,427 hp or four to reach the 1,900 hp announced. These are liquid-cooled, permanent magnet synchronous motors developed in partnership with Cascadia Motion.
A petrol version, just in case …
0 to 100 km / h is announced in 1.8 seconds and the top speed is 418 km / h. In terms of autonomy, the Elation Freedom will be equipped with the choice of a 100 or 120 kWh battery which will offer between 480 and 640 km of autonomy. There is obviously a large part of electronics and software management, in particular for the control of the suspension and the vectorization of the torque.
Elation Hypercars opened bookings for its electric supercar with a $ 2 million entry ticket. The Elation Freedom is at the prototype stage and still has to go through all the homologation stages. Its production will not begin until the last quarter of 2022. It is difficult as it stands to say whether the project has a good chance of success. Surprisingly enough, the automaker has planned a 5.5-liter V10 gasoline-powered version that will sell for $ 2.3 million. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, okay, but to promote two radically opposed approaches is puzzling.
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