Protoscar Unveils Lampo3 EV Sportscar Concept [Video]
Styling wise, the design is inspired from the American Le Mans and FIA GT1 series cars. Highlights include a shortened bonnet, front wheels close to the cabin, long wheelbase and short rear overhang.
This is for the first time that a pure electric 2+2 coupe features a chassis specifically built around the electric components, unlike most OEMs' EV-chassis, which are adapted from internal combustion versions.
The light-weight chassis carries actively cooled batteries, optimally positioned in the central tunnel to improve drive dynamics, safety and pay load. A remote solar plant produces more than enough energy for driving throughout the whole year. The LAMPO3 also features a fast charge option, as well as a BRUSA powertrain (3 motors, of which two on the rear axle and one on the front axle).
This powertrain allows an improved dynamic behavior of the car and an optimized torque vectoring, not only between front and rear axles, but also between the two rear wheels, Protoscar brags.
The total output of these three electric motors is of 420 kW (equivalent to 550 HP), 900 Nm and 32 kWh of Lithium-Ion battery capacity. This helps the LAMPO3 achieve the following performances: 4.5 seconds for accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h, 220 km/h of max. speed, and 200 km of range.
However, the real performance of LAMPO3 will be demonstrated on different test-tracks during the year 2011 by the winner of the 2010 GT1 24 hours of LeMans, Gabriele Gardel.