We haven’t made up our minds in which category to place this new electric supercar – so we’re going to just present the facts and let history decide which was the case.
The Tachyon Speed is one of many all-new all-electric hypercars that have appeared following the rise of the segment in recent years – and apparently Southern California-based Rice Advanced Engineering Systems and Research (RAESR) has been working on the project since way back in 2012. It’s set to fight like a fighter jet (judging by the design) in the major league, using a high level of power and hypercar traits. As always, we’ll be here to see if the dream does come true.
For now, news of this new project perspired through a video of E.ON’s “Freedom is Electric” project about delivering a network of 10,000 charging points by 2020. The Tachyon Speed makes use of a canopy and a tight cabin with a tandem seating arrangement. Now let’s get on to fantasy land – RAESR claims the hypercar has six direct drive electric motors that have a combined output of more than 1,250 horsepower and a go to the moon instant torque of 3,650 pound-feet (4,948 Newton-meters). It’s naturally all carbon fiber, AWD and will tip the scales at a mere 2,950 pounds (1,338 kilograms, dry), with an aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.39. Naturally, 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) should be over in no more than three seconds, with the quarter mile finished in under ten seconds and a top speed of 240 mph (386 kph)+. According to the builder, the Tachyon Speed is also capable of more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) in real city traffic.