Vanda Electric’s Dendrobium Is The Most Expensive Flower Ever
Well, not really; but it seems somewhat odd that the story of this outrageous machine started with an orchid. Singapore’s very first hypercar, the Dendrobium, has been revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, thanks to the hard work and brilliant people at Vanda Electrics. Showing off a unique design – an understatement, to be sure – this ravishing vehicle promises innovative propulsion technologies and plenty of interesting surprises.
Williams Advanced Engineering also got involved in this project, working on the electric powertrain, and even though not everything is clear at this moment, we know that two inboard-mounted electric motors are set to power each axle. There will be a single-speed transmission at the front and a multi-speed gearbox at the rear, ensuring a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h) and a mind blowing 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) time of just 2.7 seconds.
According to the CEO of Vanda Electrics, Larissa Tan, the Dendrobium represents the culmination of a dream, an electric hypercar that has been first sketched out in the mid-1990s, many years ahead of its time, brought to life in the most incredible way possible, with beautiful carbon fiber body panels, working alongside a composite monocoque chassis.
Aerodynamic in its nature, this innovative supercar will probably reach production by 2020, so you’ll have a lot of time to daydream about parking this thing in your garage, although there is no info regarding pricing yet. Still, that’s what credit cards are for, right?