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Move Over Tesla, Delta Motorsport Launches 150 MPH E-4 Electric Coupe

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Over in the UK, a relatively new company by the name of Delta Motorsport and based at the famous Silverstone race circuit, has designed and built from the ground up a sporty coupe with a distinct sportback design and zero-emission electric drivetrain.

The company boasts a 0-60 mph time of less than five seconds and driving range of 200 mph, which is comparable with the Tesla Roadster, but unlike the Tesla, which is limited to a top speed of 125 mph, the new Delta E-4 Coupe has a top speed of 150 mph.

Note, even the prices of the electric sports cars will be similar, with the Tesla Roadster selling for a little over the $100,000 mark and the new E-4 Coupe expected to list at around $115,400 when it goes on sale later in the year.

May 9 saw the launch of the E-4 at Silverstone, where our own Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield was able to attend the launch and posted her First Drive impressions here.

The key to the E-4 Coupe’s impressive performance and range is its lightweight, which is derived from a carbon composite chassis and electric motor design, of which there are two that weigh in at a combined 100 pounds.

Peak output of the car’s drivetrain is 90 kilowatts (120 horsepower) and a tasty 553 pound-feet of torque.

The low, sporty seating position with the 32 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion phosphate batteries mounted under the floor also means that the car handles superbly but it also helps reduce aerodynamic drag.

For now, there’s no word on any release of the Delta Motorsport E-4 Coupe in the U.S. but we will keep you updated if this changes.
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  1. So let me get this straight. The E-4 costs almost twice as the Tesla Model S but it only has a range of 200. On the other hand, Tesla model S can reach 300 miles.
    And no offense but the E-4 does not look like a 100k sports car. It looks like the sport version of the Nissan leaf.
     
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  2. The front really needs a total make-over if they want this car to stand out and make a good lasting impression and distinction for the brand. At the moment it's looking more like a cheap tacked-on kit car. The back is much better which has has a definite shooting brake feel. ( Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa and some Honda CRZ Hybrid cues in there )
     
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  3. how can be the range of a vehicle measured in mph ? :)
     
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  4. how can be the range of a vehicle measured in mph ? :)
     
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