Hyperbolically powerful EVs are sprouting all over the automotive landscape like weeds these days. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S makes an already frankly ludicrous 750 horsepower, but the Lotus Evija, Rimac C2, and Tesla Roadster all have it beat. Now there’s a new player in the game. Elation Hypercars, an American-based “hyper-EV” company, has just announced its first project, and it’s as wild as you’d expect for a new player in this space trying to make waves.
According to Elation the Freedom, their first car, will be powered by a 100 kWh lithium ion battery and four electric motors that will make up to (approximately) 1,903 horsepower. The battery is a T-shaped unit that’s integrated into the car’s chassis. If customers so desire, they can spec a 120 kWh battery and that grants a range of (again, approximately) 400 miles on a single charge. And those aren’t the only big numbers. The Elation Freedom will start at $2 million a piece.
Elation—interesting name, by the way—also says their double-wishbone suspension has been inspired by Formula 1 racecar tech, though its conventional coilover dampers don’t much resemble the complex inboard arrangement on real F1 cars. The chassis of the Freedom itself is a carbon fiber monocoque with a claimed torsional rigidity of 65,000 newton meters per degree. For reference, a Bugatti Chiron’s chassis stiffness is rated at 50,000 nm per degree.
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But wait! That’s not all. In addition to their headline grabbing EV hypercar, there’s also what Elation is calling the Freedom Iconic Collection, which “features a 5.2 Liter V-10 engine with a dual-clutch, seven-speed S-tronic transmission and all-wheel drive configuration.” That sounds an awful lot like an Audi R8 V-10’s powertrain. Elation will charge customers $2.3 million for these presumably Audi-powered versions.
Outrageous claims and an outrageous price tag are all just par for the course in the world of new hyper-EV startups these days, so we can’t wait to see if Elation actually delivers.
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