Wrightspeed X1, Heats Up The Competition

Thanks to the foray Tesla Motors created with amazing Roadster electric vehicle, EV, Wrightspeed brings us another incredible vehicle.

The gist, we all know that when it comes to car performance, weight is the number one issue.  SUV and pickup trucks have defied it with ever bigger and more powerful engines butl when gas priced rose twice their expected pace in a few years, it became unreasonable for most drivers.

The great Chapman who invented the amazing Lotus cars knew that weight was the number enemy of performance.  Lotus are renown for their lightness that gives them superior handling and power relative to their featherweight.  All of this is done without sacrificing security.  And if you need proof, who did Tesla turn to when they needed a proven light and performance chassis?  Lotus.

But we are now talking about another concept we mentioned here before, the Wrightspeed X1.

The numbers, clocked as the world’s fastest electric car, weighing at just 1536 lbs, it covers the 0-60 in a blistering 3 seconds.  According to the website, its performance would be equal to 170 mpg, 0-30 mph: 1.35 sec, 0-60 mph: 3.07 sec in 117 ft, 0-100 mph: 6.87 sec, 0-100-0 mph 11.2 sec, it can pull lateral gravity of 1.3 times over our weight, with braking at 1.2.

It is the ultimate expression of an automobile, precise, immediate control of torque in drive and braking, perfect traction control, very low to the ground so there is no rolling from one side to the other and its first gear takes you to 112mph.  It just doesn’t get any better when it comes to pure unadulterated driving thrills.

So why are we saying this?  Until now it was just a prototype, but there are words of it coming to showrooms soon from CNN Money.  The company is working on a production version that could get 100 miles and eventually more, charged in 4 hours by 2010.  No word on price yet.

One thing is for certain, we will need to hire more staff by then when all these vehicles are mass produced.