Indian Vazirani Reveals New Ekonk, Worlds Lightest and Maybe Fastest EV

It’s happiness and smiles all around for the Indian upstart automaker Vazirani today as it unveiled what it claims is the lightest and potentially the fastest electric vehicle ever made. Dubbed the Ekonk, this car is ready to show the Telsa Model S Plaid is not the only eco-friendly way of driving extremely quickly.
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According to Vazirani, the word “Ekonk” signifies the beginning of the divine light in Indian scriptures. While we’re not experts on ancient Indian mythology, we can at least understand the mythos behind the new car’s design philosophy. That, of course, is to simplify and add lightness, just like sports cars of old.

With a curb weight estimated at 738 kilograms (1,627 lbs) and jetting out a combined 722 horsepower from its electric motors, the Ekonk has a better power-to-weight ratio than almost any other road-legal car in existence at nearly one to one. This, combined with an aerodynamic coefficient that’s one of the lowest in the industry, could make for one of the most unique EV driving experiences around.

The world was first exposed to the Indian upstart Vazirani back at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it showed off its Shul concept, a hypercar that utilized a unique gas-turbine propulsion system that powered electric motors at all four wheels.

While it seems the turbine system will be omitted from the Ekonk, the car is still a landmark vehicle for the burgeoning Indian auto industry. An industry long established in India but only recently appreciated by western nations.

Clearly intended for racing first and road use second, the Ekonk looks positively ready to set a lap-time record at whatever race track it happens to find itself on. But first things first, the car will continue testing at the newly completed NATRAX facility in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what those test results come up with. Expect more information about launch dates and performance data in the near future.

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