Swiss company Elextra claims it has the world’s fastest-accelerating car, reaching 60mph (97km/h) in less than 2.3 seconds.
If true, this would see the Tesla Model S P100D’s official time of 2.4 seconds knocked off top spot. Power for the new unnamed supercar will be to all four wheels, with an electric motor on each axle.
Founder of Classic Factory in Switzerland, Robert Palm, is also founder and CEO of Elextra, and the man responsible for the car’s striking design. In 2013, he was also the brains behind the Lyonheart K, a modern take on the Jaguar E-Type.
The four-seater four-door will be hand-built in Stuttgart, Germany, by an as yet unnamed company, with only 100 examples to be offered.
“The idea behind Elextra is to combine pure lines reminding of the most exciting Italian supercars of the past, whilst being resolutely forward-looking thanks to its low, sleek and beautiful design, paired with today’s most advanced technology,” said Palm.
Speaking with American magazine Road & Track, Palm said the company will use “well-proven existing components for the electric drivetrain,” which could suggest the car will be built upon Tesla’s platform and electric drive system.
Further details are to be released over the coming months and because of the limited numbers, investors are encouraged to register their interest.