Arcspeed Roadster: Electric Supercar from Australia
The Arcspeed was brought to life, in terms of both design and engineering, in the Hornsby Sidney suburb, by Ian Denner, who build Cobra and Ferrari GTO replicas for a living.
The body and the running gear, which comes from the Honda Integra Type R, were designed back in 2006, but supply issues prevented the model from entering (limited) production.
Now, the vehicle has received a new heart, a 385 lb-ft electric motor which is placed at the rear and drinks from a lithium-ion phosphate battery pack mounted below the floor of the car. The motor sends the car past the 60 mph (96 km/h) mark in under 3.8 seconds.
The Arcspeed should hit the market in over a year and be offered for under $100,000.