It may look like a somewhat squashed Formula 1 race car, but the new PC010 ST is a street-legal hybrid car. Or an all-electric street-legal racer. The main hurdle between you and some zero-emission action will be putting the $20,000 kit car together. You can pay another $3,000 an have Predator's send you a complete car.
Once everything's bolted and ready, what you'll have is an unusual EV or hybrid that can get on up to 60 miles per hour in three seconds and has a top speed of over 180 mph. The hybrid version will have a total range of 280 miles while the EV can go up to 186 miles. The kit comes from Predator's, which says the car will be "100 percent street legal internationally" (we wonder exactly what "internationally" means, since there's almost no way this EV will be licensed in the US...). To do that, Predator's needs at least $100,000 – which it is raising on the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo – so that is can go through the vehicle registration process in the European Union.
The company is hoping for more, of course, which is why there are reward options like a $10,000 life-size car and computer-based racing simulator. Check out all of the options here and see the press release below. The campaign ends February 1, 2015 and the first deliveries are scheduled for June 2015. Predator's released its first model, the gas-powered PC001, at the 2003 Bologna Motor show.
Reggio Emilia, Italy - December 9, 2014. Predator's Ltd. announces the launch of PC010 ST, a street legal formula style, one seater kit car available for preorder on Indiegogo. The kits, which are available for as low at $10K, are an affordable and eco-friendly option for any racecar enthusiast, with fully electric and hybrid versions available. Predator's, which has spent years in the racing and auto industry developing vehicles for Formula One Races, developed this street legal version out of a desire to give everyone the chance to drive the vehicles they are so passionate about.
"Racing is a passion of mine, and these cars are part of my identity. Working on developing the prototype for this car was so exciting for me because now we can share our passion with a much wider community." Luca Fazzi, Co-founder, Predator's
An Everyday Racecar. PC010 ST comes loaded with features users expect in a racing style vehicle, with speeds of over 180 mph, and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds flat. Yet along with these racing features, Predator's stays true to their commitment to safety with a stainless steel rollbar that offers protection even in a high speed rollover.
- Formula one style vehicle to be 100% street legal internationally
- 0-60 mph in 3 seconds
- More than 180 MPH
- Li-Ion battery / Hybrid Engine, up to 280 miles autonomy
- 100% electric and hybrid versions available