The tale of the Detroit Electric SP:01 is long and filled with twists and turns, but it has all led to the vehicle’s final design, which was unveiled in an Oct. 27 press release.
As the company gears up for the production of the new electric vehicle, they have unveiled a brand-new design for the SP:01. The most striking change made to the vehicle is the new fastback design, which replaces the prototype’s flying buttresses found on both sides of the rear window. Also found in the rear is a large fixed rear wing and diffuser, both of which work to create downforce.
Also highlighted in the press release is the SP:01’s protective composite casing for the battery packs. The casing not only improves the car’s torsional rigidity, but also provides the barrier to protect the batteries in the case of an accident.
“The final design of SP:01 incorporates signature Detroit Electric design DNA, carried over from the prototype model we revealed last year,” said Jerry Chung, Head of Design at Detroit Electric, in the press release. “Coupled with many motorsport visual cues, the new fastback design, bold face and sharp contours evoke the company’s vision of pure electric performance.”
All of these changes found in the final design are aimed to enhance the car’s performance. Its electric motor will shoot the car up to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds and tops out at 155 mph.
We can’t wait to see the Detroit Electric SP:01 firsthand and are excited for what’s next.
(Source: Detroit Electric)
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