Tesla, watch out. There is a new electric kid on the block and it’s all sparkly and new and pretty impressive!
Meet the all new Renovo Coupe – an electric super car that looks to tackle Tesla and their Model S head on. The car was designed by Renovo, and don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of them before.
Renovo is a startup based in the home of all fancy startups, Silicon Valley. Here, the company designed and developed the good-looking Renovo Coupe in secret for nearly 4 years. And finally, the Tesla rival has been unveiled to the public.
First off, the car really is beautiful. WHile it’s electric and certainly very modern, it has a classic, alluring vintage/retro look that definitely makes it stand out in the crowd. Not that said ‘crowd’ is very big – it’s pretty much only the Tesla Model S and the Renovo in it’s class. Although, things might start to look different once Tesla releases their planned electric coupe.
The Renovo Coupe is based on the chassis of the Shelby Daytona and you can clearly see the resemblance. Not that that is a problem – we love the Daytona and we love this modernized, electrified ‘version’ of it, too.
The car also boasts some impressive numbers. It’s electric drivetrain is set to produce 500 horsepower and 1000 ft-lb of torque. That is pretty impressive. Furthermore, it has a top speed of just over 120mph (close to 200km/h) a 30 minute fast charge and 100 mile range.
Compared to the Tesla, the Renovo comes out on top (not by much, though). The Tesla Model S produces 416 horsepower and only 443 ft-lb of torque.
But comparisons aside, the Renovo is a pretty car with lots of promise.
The company is currently talking orders for the first 100 cars, which is set to ship in 2015. However, the price is a little steep; the Renovo Coupe retails for a staggering $529, 000. But, if you can afford it, why not.
Check out the video on the Renovo Coupe below:
Source: The Verge