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Here’s The Latest Electric Hypercar – Dendrobium D-1 E

Electric hypercars are certainly making their print on the motor industry. And to be honest, I’m not mad. They’ve proven that, although they don’t have the howl of a V12 or the distinct burble of a V8, they can still move and bring a smile to someone’s face. This hypercar does that simply by looking at it.

It was originally designed by a Singaporean design company during the mid 90s, where it  became a very basic electric supercar. But in 2016 it was given to Williams Advanced Engineering, ya know, the F1 team, for a makeover.

Their brief was to create a working show car which has the many features of the final idea integrated into it. While we don’t know what all these features are, they certainly did a good job of the aesthetics and the powertrain. Oh, the powertrain.

1,800hp and 2000NM of torque. Should we be getting used to these kinds of numbers with electric hypercars starting to become so popular? I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to. Another thing I won’t be able to get used to is the immense weight of these batteries. But that’s been combatted with a lightweight chassis.

“The car is all carbon fibre, advanced composites and alloys which are superlight and super strong.” stated Jens Sverdrup, Member of the Board of Dendrobium Automotive Limited.

The whole thing weighs 1,750kg, but it has plenty of power to shift its metal.

You can see this new hypercar at the Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar show held on Sunday 2nd September. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for it!

Written by Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps.

He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX.

Contact: alex@grandtournation.com