Detroit Electric has revealed the final exterior design of its electric two-seater sports car, the SP:01. What will be the world’s fastest production electric car upon release now features a new fastback coupe design. Back in 2013, the SP:01 was revealed as a prototype with a traditional roadster roof, but Detroit Electric have made the design change to improve the SP:01’s aerodynamic performance.
Jerry Chung, Head of Design at Detroit Electric, said: “The final design of SP:01 incorporates signature Detroit Electric design DNA, carried over from the prototype model we revealed last year. Coupled with many motorsport visual cues, the new fastback design, bold face and sharp contours evoke the company’s vision of pure electric performance.”
When the SP:01 goes on sale next year it will be the world’s fastest production electric sports car with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The SP:01 will also have a driving range of around 190 miles between charges and can be fully recharged in as little as four hours. One other unique feature is a new “360 Powerback” system that gives the SP:01 the ability to use its stored battery energy to power a home during a power failure.
The Detroit Electric SP:01 will go on sale in Asia, Europe and the U.S. next year. Pricing is expected to start at around $135,000.