At the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, Lamborghini unveiled a new hybrid supercar called Sian, to be built in a run of just 63 cars with total output of 819 horsepower. However, Lamborghini made sure not to “destroy the DNA of a car and brand” when making it electric. It’s still a Lamborghini.
Porsche finally unveiled its first electric model, the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S. The world’s preeminent sports car maker has gone electric, an in a uniquely Porsche way. Taycan’s 93.4-kWh battery pack lasts on average over 250 miles per charge.
Automobili Pininfarina’s 1,900-horsepower electric hypercar, the Battista will be sold in the U.S. The company said it would build just 150 of the $2m+ cars, splitting the allocation three ways between Europe, North America and the rest of the world.
In an official video Porsche posted on YouTube, retired racer Mark Webber drove a prototype around Porsche’s Weissach test track and pronounced it a “game changer.” The company keeps the teasers coming as the countdown to Porsche’s Mission E continues, with the production car due next year.
The luxury EV wave continues with the Jaguar I-Pace, and behind it, a veritable tidal wave of luxury EVs poised to follow. It will start at an MSRP of $69,500.
Aston Martin President and CEO Andy Palmer voiced those promises to the Financial Times earlier this month. Somewhat surprisingly, the EVs will begin arriving very soon, with the RapidE, a battery version of the Rapide S sedan, going into production in 2019. It will be an ultra-exclusive model, with just 155 to be built.
The EV luxury car market is about to grow, A newcomer, the Lucid Air from a company called Lucid, debuted at the 2017 New York Auto Show, although it won’t be in production until 2019. Like Tesla, Lucid is using the strategy of taking advance reservations.
Automotive connoisseurs are likely to keep their garages stocked with the best internal combustion vehicles from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche for a long time. But it’s a safe bet those same garages will make room for high-performance EVs.