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.