Chevy Says Spark EV Has More Torque than Ferrari 458 [Video]
Except the 458 Italia has exactly 398 lb-ft, so a 2 lb-ft difference isn't going to impress anybody. Also, the Maranello marvel takes the 0 to 62 mph stride in 3.4 seconds while the Spark probably takes three times as much. Official figures claim the Spark EV has 100 kW (130 hp) and gets to 60 in 8 seconds.
How is that possible? Well, comparing torque form electric engines to that from petrol ones is like apples and oranges apples and hamburgers.
The only speed you should be concerned about is the speed at which the battery is charged. It's also worth nothing that unlike the 458, which you can probably buy in Mumbai and Alaska, the Spark is basically only available in California and Oregon.
“Being able to provide our customers with the best overall efficiency of any retail EV has always been a key target for the Spark EV engineering team,” said Pam Fletcher, GM executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles. “We’re poised to deliver to the market an EV that’s not just efficient, but also thrilling to drive thanks to the 400 lb-ft torque output of its electric motor.”