The Korean supercar from Oullim Motors, called the Spirra, is making headlines again, this time with regards to an electric powertrain. We've known that there were plans for an electric version of the car since 2011, when we saw a Spirra EV in a video showcasing how the cars are built. Now, Dutch investor Roland Notermans has spoken with Holland's De Telegraaf about plans to actually get the thing built.

"We can do anything with the car," says Notermans, stating plans to create a four-wheel-drive electric version of the Spirra. What that will actually entail is still unknown to us, but we can hope to have more details and specifications as the Spirra EV approaches its expected debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

The currently available hand-built, rear-wheel-drive Spirra is offered with three conventional powertrain options. The Spirra N uses a mid-mounted 2.7-liter V6 sourced from Hyundai, producing 175 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Meh. The turbocharged Spirra S makes 330 hp and 347 lb-ft, while the Spirra T, with its larger turbocharger, offers up 400 hp and 362 lb-ft. The top-spec Spirra EX features a biturbo V6 making 500 hp and 398 lb-ft, and can sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds.

Hopefully, the Spirra EV, should it come to fruition, will lean more toward those higher performance specs. It definitely looks the part (though the car's appearance could change by the time we see it next). It will certainly bend toward the higher end of the cost spectrum, too, with an estimated €200,000 price tag (around $270,000 US). Despite the vagueness of the "We can do anything" statement, having a single figure to point at does make the the reality of the Spirra EV feel a bit more concrete. Again, the car's debut - or absence - at Geneva in March will give something more definite on which to hinge our expectations.


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      Lamborandon
      • 6 Months Ago
      side mirrors are way too big, rear lights are lame, car is alright,
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      BipDBo
      • 6 Months Ago
      "The Spirra N uses a mid-mounted 2.7-liter V6 sourced from Hyundai, producing 175 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Meh." Dang why would you build a quarter million dollar hand built car and even allow such a piece of crap engine to go int it? Care to race me and my Sienna? That's just insulting. They should call that the Spirra DL for "DeLorean".
        2 wheeled menace
        • 6 Months Ago
        @BipDBo
        Many lotuses have had 1.6L-1.8L engines, but were still very fast and very fun :) Don't write off a small v6..
          BipDBo
          • 6 Months Ago
          @2 wheeled menace
          Lotus would tune those little Toyota 4 bangers to get much more hp than that larger displacement V6. Even for a NA engine, the power density for that V6 is abysmal. And compared to the lotus, this car is much more expensive and heavier.
      danfred311
      • 6 Months Ago
      Good looking car, prohibitively stupid price. And will never be made.
        quattroMANIA
        • 6 Months Ago
        @danfred311
        idiot. it isnt a concept or a drawing. it is an actual car available in holland and korea. double check the facts before posting your stupid comments
          danfred311
          • 6 Months Ago
          @quattroMANIA
          is the EV version available? see how that works
      NL
      • 6 Months Ago
      Nick shape. Price is not reasonable. (and comments disappear...)
      danfred311
      • 6 Months Ago
      I wonder if that door handle design is inspired by a photoshop edit I did. www.zev.dk/design/Speedster.jpg It's aerodynamically sound, it's visually elegant/clean and it's simple to make and inexpensive. Hair trigger could avoid electric solutions although there is a key issue. But could be a very inexpensive electromagnetic bolt in the mechanical opener.
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