Californian Firm Unveils 1,250 HP Tachyon Speed Hypercar

A small California company dubbed Race Advanced Engineering Systems and Research (RAESR) has just unveiled this, its Tachyon Speed electric hypercar.

Reportedly in the works since 2012, the Tachyon gets its name from the hypothetical particle that moves faster than light. If the promised performance figures prove accurate, that should turn out to be a very fitting name.

RAESR says the Speed is powered by six direct-drive electric motors delivering over 1,250 hp and 3,650 lb-ft (4,948 Nm) of instantly-available torque.

Thanks to a carbon fiber bodywork, the Tachyon weighs just 1,338 kg (2,949 lbs) and apparently accelerates to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under three seconds, 120 mph (193 km/h) in fewer than seven seconds and reaches a top speed exceeding 240 mph (386 km/h).

Beyond its powertrain, the Tachyon remains interesting as it can produce varying levels of downforce thanks to adjustable rear wings. In low downforce mode, it delivers 400 lbs (181 kg) of downforce while a few tweaks increase that figure to 1,000 lbs (453 kg) in high downforce mode. Furthermore, the company claims that the car has a range of over 150 miles (241 km) during city driving.

No announcement has been made about whether or not the Speed is making it into production.

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  • RDS Alphard

    Electric Vehicle that weights less than 1.5-tons is definitely interesting!

    • LWOAP

      My thoughts exactly.

  • salamOOn

    “you wont even be able to compare the range of an internal combustion engine unless youve got a huge tank of gas.”

    yeah, because thats not the same principle as having a huge network of charging stations…. apples and oranges.

  • pureworx

    looks like someone took the caparo t1 and electrified it and added some more bodywork

  • Infinite1

    Very interesting car, can’t wait to see it perform

  • Blade t

    The 2949 lbs is impressive….

  • LWOAP

    I don’t want to get too excited for it just in case it turns out to be a fail, but I’m interested nonetheless.

  • fabri99

    Love the way it looks, reminds me of the Zonda. Contents seem promising as well, a 1338 kg electric supercar it definitely impressive.

  • Guest

    Glickenhaus 2.0?

  • Jds65

    Hold up, 3,650 ft lb of torque? And its avaliable from 0 rpm? If that is not an editor mistake, this car is gonna be snapping a lot of necks and rib cages, literally.

    • RDS Alphard

      Yup, electric motor torque.
      The instant peak torque is also why Tesla has insane acceleration.

  • SteersUright

    Neat.

  • Dariush

    Wow! the stance of this thing from the back view..that long tail…amazing!

  • CAPSTWAT

    LOOKS LIKE A LOW BUDGET MOVIE PROP

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