Applus+ Idiada Volar-e revealed – based on Rimac Concept One [video]
The world’s most powerful electric vehicle
Following a preview earlier this month, Applus+ Idiada has officially unveiled their Volar-e prototype.
If you’re thinking the Volar-e looks familiar, that’s because it is essentially a Rimac Concept One with revised styling. Apparently, the Volar-e was created in four months using funds from the European Commission to become a “flagship for the promotion of electric vehicles in European society.” The procurement of a vehicle from Rimac would explain this super fast development time.
Described as the world’s most powerful electric sports car, the Volar-e has four electric motors that produce a combined maximum output of 1000 HP (735 kW) and 1000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque. This reportedly enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). When the 38 kWh battery is depleted, it can be fully replenished in just 15-20 minutes using a rapid charger.
The Volar-e features a carbon fiber body, a tubular chromoly chassis and carbon ceramic brakes. There is also an active chassis control system and a torque vectoring system that promises to improve the car’s handling.