Friday, June 19, 2009

Solar Supecar

Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg has joined forces with NLV Solar AG, a company specialising in the accumulation of solar energy to produce the first solar powered supercar.

The companies have agreed to create a test vehicle with a new and unique propulsion system which enhances solar power combined with an energy accumulator unit. The car, named Quant, will feature a thin solcar-cell film, giving it a striking new look which should attract a lot of attention when it's unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Salon.

According to Koenigsegg: "The projected curb weight of 1780 kg is very light considering that it is a battery-powered, four-seater, luxury performance car. This is partly due to the two-motor installation which weighs in at only 140 kg – a remarkable achievement considering the power output of 512 hp and maximum torque of 715 nm which allows the Quant to deliver 0–100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 275 km/h."

Truly impressive specs from a marquee known for truly impressive super cars.

Via - Koenigsegg