Koenigsegg Presents Quant: Details and Photos
NVL Quant is a rear wheel drive vehicle, powered by two AC induction electric motors with variable frequency drive. The twin-motor design eliminates the need for gears or a differential, as they both give constant and controlled power to the rear wheels, in both drive and coast mode.
Believe it or not, the two motors generate 512 horsepower and 715 Nm of torque, enough to speed up the car from naught to 100 km/hour in 5.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 275 km/h. The Flow Accumulator Energy Storage (FAES) can be fully charged in 20 minutes, and will allow the driver to enjoy Quant's top speed for some 500 kilometers.
The Quant is distinguishable from other four seaters on the market through its gull-wing doors. By designing them in such a way, Koenigsegg engineers eliminated the B-pillars and made it easier to enter the low stance vehicle.
If it happens to be in the back seat and in need for some air, you don't need to wait for your friends in the front to open the window. The unique split side-lite feature allows all passengers to open and close the front and rear side windows separately, despite the fact that there is only one door per side.
The projected weight of the Quant is 1,780 kg, a very low figure for a battery-powered, four-seater, performance car. The reason behind this is the utilization of a carbon-fibber monotube backbone chassis. The frame of the Quant houses the FAES system safely inside the centre line of the car, at the lowest possible position. By itself, FAES weighs around 450 kg.
For the development of the car, Koenigsegg joined forces with photovoltaics and accumulator technology manufacturer NLV Solar AG. The project was born when NLV Solar AG commissioned the Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg to develop and design a “car of the future” which can incorporate NLV Solar’s technology.
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