We haven’t seen a proper electric sports car since Tesla ceased the production of their Roadster, but we are about to, as Detroit Electric revealed their SP:01 is almost ready to go. They are currently finalizing dynamic testing of the car and will soon be revealed in production form.
Detroit Electric SP:01 is currently undergoing the final tests at a facility in Europe – we’re guessing Lotus factory, since the car is based on the Elise – to make sure everything is sorted. Compared to the pre-production version revealed before, the production model apparently features some profound changes.
The SP:01 is still a pure electric sports car with an open-top, two-seater body that is designed to be as light as possible to compensate for the weight of all those batteries it has to carry. The battery pack is located in the middle of the chassis where the engine usually goes in a sports car, and it is real-wheel-drive. So theoretically, Detroit Electric SP:01 should be a peach to drive.
Performance figures for the DE SP:01 and its pricing details are yet to be revealed.