There’s another electric supercar set to hit the streets, and it’s simply perfect.
We’ve been hearing a lot of from automakers about their latest and greatest all-electric supercars. Rimac recently came out with their C_Two electric hypercar that promises to get to 60 mph in less than two seconds. Aspark unveiled their Owl hypercar last month which accomplished the same feat. And Chinese manufacturer Techrules recently came out with their Ren RS electric hypercar with gas turbine range extenders.
Now, yet another Chinese startup is unveiling yet another electric supercar, although this one seems less concerned with top speed and more concerned with getting there in style.
LVCHI is a Chinese carmaker that you’ve probably never heard of—like many Chinese companies that are popping up with incredible technology. It’s based in Shanghai, the technological hub of the country, and intends to showcase their tech on a supercar unlike any other.
They call it the Venere, not to be confused with veneer, which is what you put on your floors to make people think you can afford hardwood. But there’s nothing fake about the Venere, a nearly 1000 hp all-electric supercar that is sure to turn heads.
As with any car that’s concerned with speed, most of the Venere is made of carbon fiber. The frame is integrated with the chassis to improve structural rigidity and decrease weight, while the 100 kW battery pack is used to further increase rigidity while providing a hopefully stellar range.
We say hopefully because LVCHI didn’t release the range figures. Certainly an oversight on the automaker’s part, but we’ll forgive them since the car can reach 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
That’s not the fastest electric supercar, but there seems to be a lot of glass inside the cabin so maybe an acceleration to highway speeds in less time it takes to blink isn’t such a bad thing.
Inside the cockpit are an entire dashboard and center console covered in touchscreens. Everything is touchscreens: the media controls, climate controls, the instrument cluster, even the steering wheel. It’s like an iPad mated with a supercar and this is their touchscreen baby.
Best of all, the Venere has suicide doors.
The Venere goes on sale in 2019, although likely to start in China before hitting the rest of the world. We’ll see if a few get imported to the West.