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Mike Stevens | Oct, 30 2014 | 0 Comments

Reborn electric carmaker Detroit Electric has revealed its newly made-over SP:01 this week, following its debut as a concept back early last year.

The Lotus Exige-based SP:01 gets its own unique front and rear styling tweaks, but, unlike the Tesla Roadster before it, the Lotus look remains dominant.

While the SP:01’s styling may be far from revolutionary, it’s what lies beneath the skin that Detroit Electric would like buyers to focus on.

Power in the new sports car is provided by a 150kW/225Nm mid-mounted electric motor, sending power to the rear wheels.

Detroit Electric claims a 0-100km/h time of just 3.7 seconds for the SP:01, on its way to a top speed of 248km/h.

Of course, as an electric car, the real measure is driving range. Buyers likely won’t be disappointed with this one, however, with a 280 kilometre range claimed.

Production of the SP:01 is set to begin soon, but while reports have suggested it would be built in The Netherlands, the latest plan points to a UK facility.

Detroit Electric plans to focus on the Asian and European markets at first, before eventually returning to its US homeland and the city that inspired the carmaker’s name.

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