The car was originally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last year as a joint project between NLV and Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg.
In order to cut as much weight as possible, the car has used a carbon-fiber monotube backbone chassis and a proprietary power storage system called Flow Accumulator Energy Storage (FAES). The FAES system has been developed by NLV themselves, weighing in a total of about 450 kg.
NLV claims the FAES system can be charged to full capacity in 20 minutes and give the vehicle a range of about 300 miles.
The NLV Quant is coated with a thin film made of pyrite, which converts light into electricity to supply the operating electronics and also help to extend the range.
Power comes from four electric motors (one for each wheel) with some type of torque vectoring software to maximize traction. There are two different power systems on board.
The body of the Quant measures in at 16 feet in length, features a pair of gull-wing doors to provide easy access to all four passengers. Interior features include multiple infotainment display screens, tri-zone climate control, and LED detailing.
Though their current relationship with Koenigsegg is unclear, NLV says they should have a running prototype up this year, with a full production model slated for 2012.
- Power: 600 kW ( 4x 150 kW), 800 bhp
- Rotation speed 12’000 U/min
- Torque: 1500 nm
- 0-100 km/h: 2,8 seconds
- Top speed: 377 km/h
- Curb weight: 1680 kg
- Wheelbase 3102 mm
- Track – Front: 1730 mm; rear: 1729 mm
- Wheels/tires: front: 245/35 – 23”; rear: 285/30 – 23” – low friction tires
- Width: 2016 mm incl. rear-view mirrors; length: 4879 mm; height: 1335 mm
- Rear-wheel drive
- Four-wheel brake regeneration
- Minimum 4 airbags, ABS and ESP and torque vectoring
- 2 infotainment panels Adjustable rear seats
- 3 zone Climate Control system
- Generous leg room in the rear
- LED front and rear lights
- Body covered in NLV photovoltaic thin film solar coating
- Accumulator with cooling liquid (weight ca. 500kg)
- Operating voltage 420 V
- Inverter voltage 350 V
- Price: TBD
- NLV Quant has two different battery systems: on the one hand, purely conventional accumulator technology with a transition metal and air mixture, and on the other hand, a pure redox flow cell
- Thin-film photovoltaic coating of car body and windows
- Torque vectoring with 4 electric motors for wheel-specific torque distribution to enhance the vehicle’s agility and stability
- Full Carbon chassis and carbon body
- Minimized running and manufacturing costs thanks to new technology
- Optimized safety
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