Swiss startup Piëch Automotive He gave more details about his first electric car, announcing that it has also begun tests that will allow it to debut in 2024. Let’s talk libesh gtAn electric coupe designed to offer plenty of driving pleasure. This certainly little-known company was founded in 2019 by the son of the deceased number one in the Volkswagen Group Ferdinand Beach.
The new car will be shown in Europe, China, the United States and other markets. The startup’s plans also include the launch of an SUV and a sedan, based on the same modular platform. Piech GT is the production version Mark Zero Concept unveiled in 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show.
Despite the name change, the GT bears many similarities to the concept. sports Offers two seats and gauges It measures 4,432 mm long x 1,991 mm wide x 1,250 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,620 mm. The proportions are not much different from those of the Porsche 911.
In these two years, the Swiss company has worked a lot on a powertrain that has been deeply improved compared to the concept car. We find a scheme with three electric motors, two on the front axle and one on the front (all three are 150 kW). This means that an all-wheel drive system is also present. In general, available There are 450 kW (612 hp) It allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 3 seconds. 200 km / h will be reached in less than 9 seconds.
Battery (Supplied by Chinese DESTEN) With a capacity of 75 kWh. The Swiss company declares that it is possible to recharge the collector from 0 to 80% in just 8 minutes from a high-power DC column. Independence must be certified about 500 km According to the WLTP cycle. Since this is a sports car, a lot of attention was paid to driving dynamics. batteries arranged in a T-shape. Along the rear axle and along the center of the vehicle for optimal weight distribution. This way the handling of the car can be improved. Moreover, the overall weight of the sports car was “contained”. Less than 1800 kg. This is about 500 kg less than the Porsche Taycan, for example.
The first tests are taking place thanks to a prototype that was completed under the direction of Klaus Schmidt who was in the past head of BMW’s M division. A second prototype will be built by March 2022, followed by another series of concept cars by the end of the year and another batch in 2023. As mentioned at the beginning, series production will begin in 2024. The sports car will be built. From a contract factory not yet mentioned. The goal is Building 1200 units in the first year. The sales network will consist of about 60 points in different countries.
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