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Venturi boosts output of all-electric Fetish roadster

 
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Venturi boosts output of all-electric Fetish roadster

Venturi boosts output of all-electric Fetish roadster

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Monaco’s Venturi Automobiles has displayed the latest version of its Fetish electric roadster at today's Top Marques Monaco and revealed new production details about the car, which is due to hit the streets in June of next year. Venturi has managed to boost output of the car’s electric motor to 300hp (225kW) and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque while also lifting its efficiency to 92%.

At the same time, engineers have also managed to shave off 30kg from the original prototype, bringing the car’s new kerb weight to a relatively low 950kg. Most of the savings have come from increased use of carbon-fiber and a redesign of the car’s lithium-ion battery system, which is likely to be sourced from French company Saft.

With the improved specs, the Fetish should sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds and allow a top speed of 160km/h.

Final pricing will be revealed closer to the car’s launch next year but according to early estimates the Fetish will cost about €297,000 ($465,000). If this seems too much Venturi is also developing a second generation of its Eclectic three-seater. The new model is expected to cost less than €25,000 ($40,000) and will be unveiled at October’s Paris Motor Show.

Via: Le blog auto

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  1. wow... 300 hp per tonne... cant argue with that... all electric is even better. mind you this is 4.5 times more expensive than the tesla, but considering the performance... there's value in this car..

    I'm wondering what the transmission is though?? ADMIN!!?!?! please tell me for 350k more than tesla, they're giving you a 2 or 3 speed transmission.... maybe a manual transmission on a 300 hp electric car?!?!?!?! mmmmmmmmmmmmmm... now we're talking...
     
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  2. as per wiki: single gearing on this car at a final drive of 9.5:1.

    I'd really love to see some gearing on these cars. smaller motor, more gearing.

    if a 300 hp electric car can get to 60mph in 3.5 seconds with nothing but a single final drive ratio, imagine what an electric car with a 150 hp motor and a 4 speed manual box would be like.

    the difference between a 300 hp motor and a 150 hp motor is fairly significant in the weight category, and I think you could make a really beefy 4 speed manual box that could actually cope with the stress of an electric driver.

    just a side thought; with all this talk of getting more HP out of smaller engines through forced induction, I thought I would offer some EE knowledge. an analogue to "forced induction" with an electrical motor is running a higher voltage. you deliver more power electrically, for the same physically sized motor. mind you, you need better insulating resin in the motor, but when we make the switch to electric cars, platforms could be developed and different voltage electric packages could be developed at different costs, and all weigh about the same amount. you could have your "base" package at some low voltage and only capable of delivering so much power, and then up the voltages on some "GT" models.
     
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  3. This will be a very interesting and desirable car.
    Too bad is so damn expensive...
     
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