Detroit Electric has released the final exterior design of its upcoming two-seater sports car, the SP:01. The company says it will be the world's fastest production electric sports car. The revised design features include a fastback rear, an added rear wing and reshaped air ducts.
Last month, recently-revived American automaker Detroit Electric unveiled its Lotus-bodied SP.01
– it’s said to be the fastest pure-electric car on the market. Although only 999 of the cars will be built, the company did state that other models were in the works for next year. At the recent Shanghai Auto Show, Detroit Electric and China’s Geely Automobile Group (which owns Volvo
) announced they they would be teaming up on one of those – the EC7-EV.
Detroit Electric clearly isn't coy when it comes to its SP:01
, the world's fastest production electric car, publicly revealed for the first time at the Shanghai Auto Show
today. The company made no attempt to cover up its high-performance EV ahead of its press conference, and our man on the ground didn't hesitate in wiring these pictures in to Fortress Gizmag. The SP:01 tops out at 249 km/h (155 mph) and can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in a fleet 3.7 seconds.
High-performance electric cars
have been around for some years now, but despite the fact that Detroit and the electric car go back a long way, no all-electric supercars have been built in the Motor City. That is, until now. After giving us a bit of a tease last month
, Detroit Electric has taken the wraps off its Limited-edition SP.01. According to its maker, the SP.01 is not only the “first pure electric sports car” to come out of Detroit, but it's also reportedly the fastest, and the first to be fully integrated with a smartphone.
Thanks largely to the Detroit Big 3, the Detroit area has been the home of American auto manufacturing for more than a century. Recently, we've seen the emergence of a new generation of small-scale Detroit manufacturer. At the North American International Auto Show, VL Automotive flashed a sneak peek
at its Corvette-powered, Fisker-bodied sports car, and now Detroit Electric is getting back into the business of EV manufacturing after a seven-decade absence.