Xcar Films went to Pebble Beach and gave ex-Intel engineer and Renovo Motors CEO Christopher Heiser a platform to talk about his new electric supercar based on the Shelby Daytona Coupe. The relevant nuggets: 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque from direct-drive twin sequential axial flux motors powered by a lithium-ion battery, 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds, top speed over 120 mph, 2,500 pounds, $529,000 to purchase.

While Heiser spends almost six minutes talking about the car and what it means to him, almost all of it is information we already know. When he gets to the bits that perk our ears, like when the mentions of advanced technology and upgraded parts, he skips the details. After four years of having to drive it at night to keep the secret, we don't even get to see more of what's inside, much less a daytime run with the Xcar chaps.

So we'll look forward to the next installment. In the meantime, this one's another beautiful entry in the Xcar catalog.


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      paulywesterberg
      • 4 Months Ago

      100 mile range for half a mil? Save yourself a bundle and get a Tesla roadster sport and upgrade the battery to 400 miles.

        Jon
        • 4 Months Ago
        @paulywesterberg

        Seriously. All these wannabe tesla imitators are failing in the most basic of ways.

        Koenigsegg
        • 4 Months Ago
        @paulywesterberg

        you can get a Model S and a Roadster and still have money left over

      usugo
      • 4 Months Ago

      It makes an SLS AMG EV
       look like the best deal of the millenium (not even considering the Tesla roadster)

      Chuggowitz
      • 4 Months Ago

      Meh.

      S David Larson III
      • 4 Months Ago

      And people thought the Miata looked like a giant penis...


      Some Guy
      • 3 Months Ago
      They matched a retro looking chassis with wheels that are a larger version of wheels that any boy racer has on his VW Polo/Fiesta/Civic. And that range... 
      Daggone
      • 4 Months Ago

      do want all of em

      Raymond
      • 4 Months Ago

      Competition is always good as it pushes industries further faster. Some of these people are so basic and this there is only one way to do something. Tesla this or that well I applaud Tesla and like them but to ignore the value of this design is so simple minded.

      Don't even get me started on the 20th century people who won't get past gas engines and exhaust notes and such. Like people who were stuck on horses at the end of the 19th century.....losing game.

      Jm
      • 4 Months Ago

      Honestly building this car MAKES YOU A GODDAMN LOSER.


      Shelby Daytona without it's sound, throw it out, get rid of it, you aren't doing it right, your drunk and made a wrong decision on the powerplant. 


      Imagine having the money to do something like this and ruining it so badly.

      BipDBo
      • 4 Months Ago

      The curb weight is 3,250#, not 2,500#.

      Joe Quarino
      • 3 Months Ago

      What a joke!!

      Bruce Moore
      • 3 Months Ago

      Where is the fast charging port? Is it CHAdeMO?

      Koenigsegg
      • 4 Months Ago

      LOL fail

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