At the Geneva Motor Show, Singapore electric mobility company Vanda Electrics introduced its Dendrobium electric hypercar with the suggestion that it could hit the market in 2020.
As is often the case with cars like these, we expected the intriguing hypercar to simply fade off into the distance and never be heard of again. However, the Dendrobium was recently filmed on the move near the headquarters of Williams Advanced Engineering in the UK, indicating that it may have been given the go-ahead for production.
The example spotted was moving quite briskly and in total silence, just like all electric cars do. However, the powertrain beneath the skin of the Dendrobium is unique and promises to be rather insane.
At the time of the car’s unveiling, Vanda said the Williams-developed powertrain uses two inboard-mounted electric motors at each axle coupled to a single-speed transmission and differential at the front and a multi-speed gearbox and differential at the rear. No power figures have been released but there’s apparently enough to accelerate the hypercar to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.7 seconds and through to a 200 mph (320 km/h) top speed.