Tesla, please meet Classic Factory, a new startup design company from Switzerland that is bound to unveil at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show the new Elextra electric supercar that could be quicker than a souped-up Tesla Model S on the sprint.
Project Elextra – spearheaded by Classic Factory chief executive and Swiss designer Robert Palm as well as Danish entrepreneur Poul Sohl – is currently developing a new four-door four-seat electric supercar that could accelerate from standstill to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than 2.3 seconds.
While the top speed of this Elextra electric supercar remains undisclosed, its sprint time is more or less at par with that of the Tesla Model S P100D, especially the version with the Ludicrous+ software update. Tests engaged by the Motor Trend magazine have shown that the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous+ was able to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from zero in just 2.28 seconds. However, there were doubts that the Tesla Model S P100D actually achieved such acceleration time, as the electric supercar actually completed the sprint in 2.53 seconds.
As put in simpler words by Jason Fenske, the famous host of YouTube channel Engineering Explained, instrumented testing usually involved a one-foot rollout for the zero-to-60 mph recording. This essentially means that the Tesla Model S P100D had already traveled by a foot before the test timer starts recording. Thus, the Tesla Model S P100D was already ahead of the sprint as the clock didn’t start until the electric supercar had traveled by a foot. By Fenske’s calculations, Tesla Model S P100D actually reached 60 mph at 2.53 seconds. But if you ask us, that figure is still pretty impressive considering that the McLaren P1 could dash from zero to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds.
Simply put, the Elextra electric supercar has what it takes to beat the Tesla Model S P100D in the sprint game, taking into consideration that the Swiss supercar’s sprint time was done on a 62 mph limit, not 60 mph.
So far, Elextra only provided a single teaser image of its four-wheel drive electric supercar. Wrapped in blue paint finish, the Elextra electric supercar seemed to have a coupe-like profile. It looks like a Lamborghini; and incidentally, Elextra said its new offering combines lines of Italian super cars of the past with the most advanced technologies available today. However, we can’t really tell how it looks like since the lower portion of the electric supercar has been blacked out.
According to Elextra, only 100 examples of the electric supercars will be built near Stuttgart, Germany by a company that specializes in high-quality low-volume manufacturing.