Swiss company Protoscar has unveiled the LAMPO3, a battery-powered electric demonstration sports car. This 2+2 coupe is the third sporty electric vehicle that the company has released in three years.
Protoscar has been working for OEMs, power utilities and governments, and it started to specialize in the development of CleanCar projects 24 years ago. “Lampo” is an Italian word that means ‘lightning’.
The LAMPO3’s styling takes inspiration from the American Le Mans and FIA GT1 series cars. Among its best features are front wheels near the cabin, a shortened bonnet, a long wheelbase and a short rear overhang.
This also marks the first time that a pure electric 2+2 coupe is fitted with a chassis that’s built particularly around the electric components. It’s different from most OEMs' EV-chassis that are adapted from internal combustion versions.
Actively cooled batteries are found in the light-weight chassis. They are positioned in the central tunnel in a way that boosts drive dynamics, safety and pay load. Energy comes from a remote solar plant, which produces more than enough for the driver’s needs for the entire year.
A fast charge is possible for the LAMPO3. It also gets a BRUSA powertrain composed of 3 motors – two on the rear axle and one on the front axle. Protoscar claims that this powertrain improves the car’s dynamic behavior and offers an optimized torque vectoring between front and rear axles as well as between the two rear wheels.
These three electric motors have a total output of 420 kW (equivalent to 550hp), 900 Nm and 32 kWh of Lithium-Ion battery capacity. This enables the LAMPO3 to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds, achieve a top speed of 220 km/h, and have a range of 200 km.