Arcspeed Sports: Aussies go electric

October 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Arcspeed of Sydney is a sports car start-up promising a cut-price, high-performance EV. The Arcspeed Sports is a low-slung open speedster said to do 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds,with body styling inspired by the CanAm racers. Designed and developed solely in Australia, it features a neat LCD touch-screen display for its control system and a fully-integrated, net-connected iPad for navigation, communication and in-car entertainment. Ah, and there’s 522Nm of torque to the rear wheels, which should satisfy most Aussie hoons…

The car has been developed as a road-goer, but with track days and club racing in mind as well; no numbers given yet on the pricing, other than that it’ll be sold “at less than half the price of other currently-available electric sports cars” (Tesla Roadster?). Production is about to start, with “a limited number” to be built for Australian roads and left-hand drive versions for export; Arcspeed is looking for investors and overseas distributors. More, including video of the car in action, at its website. (Thanks to Autoblog Green).

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