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2013-04-04 08:07

US ELECTRIC BRAND RIVIVAL: Despite taking obvious design cues from the Lotus Elise, the SP:01 is a great looking electric ride and will head into production later in 2013.

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Detroit Electric, a start-up electric-car maker reviving a brand that dates back more than a century, has unveiled its first model - a R1.2-million battery-powered sports car.

DETROIT, Michigan -  Detroit Electric, a start-up electric-car maker reviving a brand that dates back more than a century, has unveiled its first model - R1.2-million battery-powered sports car.

With a projected top speed of 250km/h, the Detroit Electric SP:01 is being touted as "the world's fastest pure-electric sports car". The two-seater has a range of "just under 305km" between charges, reports the automaker.

Specifications for the 2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

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ENGINE
Type: AC Asynchronous
Max power: 150 kW
Max torque: 225 Nm

BATTERY
Energy capacity:    37 kWh
Thermal management:    Conditioned air
Cell type:    Lithium Polymer
Charge time:  -  4.3 hours (10.7 hours using EU standard outlet)

TRANSMISSION
7-speed DCT     

PERFORMANCE
0-100km/h: 3.7 seconds
Top speed: 249km/h
Range: 300km
CO2 emissions: Zero

DIMENSIONS
Overall length x width x height (mm): 3880mm x 1751mm x 1117mm
Wheelbase (mm): 2300mm
Weight: 1070kg

BRAKES
Front: AP Racing twin-piston front calipers
Rear: Brembo single-piston sliding rear-calipers
Regenerative braking: Driver adjustable

SUSPENSION
Front/rear: Fully independent double wishbone
Dampers: High performance gas dampers, front and rear
Coil spring: Coaxial, front and rear

WHEELS & TYRES
Front: 195/50 R16
Rear: 225/45 R17
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