The oddly-named first ever supercar from Singapore has been presented in front of the worldwide live audience of the Geneva Motor Show – it’s a race-focused, electric two-seat supercar with electric power, developed with Williams.
The Dendrobium by Vanda Electrics is a “two seater all-electric sports car concept,” and might be more than vaporware – we hope – thanks to the addition of the name Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services division of the Williams Group. It’s a racer, so it focuses on the bare basics in terms of exterior and interior styling – with lots of carbon fiber everywhere. By the way, the body-hugging seat for the driver is painted differently to “contrast dramatically with the predominately black interior.” No rear mirrors – cameras feed two displays, sitting next to a central digital screen, which is surrounded by hexagon-shaped control buttons.
The concept’s estimated performance numbers make Vanda Electrics believe the Dendrobium will surpass 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour) and resolve the 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) sprint in 2.7 seconds. No confirmation about a possible series production has been advanced, but if it will – they will have to resolve a complex technical mix. The concept features two inboard-mounted electric motors per axle, a single-speed gearbox and a differential at the front, and a multi-speed gearbox and differential at the rear.