The design style of the Piech GT 2024 is clearly nostalgic, but inside it is a fast, innovative electric powertrain.
To prove that the 2019 Mark Zero EV concept is more than just a one-off show car, electric car startup Piech Automotive recently announced that its Aston Martin-style sports car has entered the testing stage. before launching in 2024.
Now called the Piech GT, this two-seater coupe has the same size as a Porsche 911, a logical detail given that founder Toni Piech’s great-grandfather was Ferdinand Porsche. The car has design details that remind people of the Aston Martin Vantage, and it looks surprisingly simple despite having a high-tech electric powertrain.
The Piech GT is equipped with an electric motor on the front axle, and a further pair of motors at the rear to produce a combined output of 600 horsepower, enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in under 3 seconds, reaching 200 km/h in under 9 seconds. That might be a conservative estimate, as Piech suggests that the car’s unladen weight is only around 1800 kg, making it significantly lighter than most other electric vehicles.
Piech claims that the aforementioned performance is thanks to light-weight “battery bag” technology from Chinese company Desten, which makes the battery pack lighter, run cooler, and can be charged faster than other solutions. conventional alternatives. The company says its GT model will be able to be charged from 0 to 80% in just 8 minutes, and offers a range of 500 km on WLTP cycles when fully charged.
The Piech GT measures 4,432 mm long, 1,991 meters wide, and has a rear-biased weight distribution of 40/60. Its front wheels are 20 inches in size, while the rear wheels are 1 inch larger. The car’s battery pack is centrally located – the rear axle instead of the floor to help better distribute weight and allow for a low driving position.
Piech says the electric vehicle’s architecture is fully flexible, so it can be easily adapted to other applications, while openly admitting that the company is also working on an SUV and Another sports sedan.
The Piech GT will be made by an unnamed European manufacturer with an output of 1200 units per year in its first year of production, and the Swiss company plans to sell it in Europe, the US and China starting from 2024. We don’t have any pricing information yet, but predictably this sleek, high-performance electric coupe won’t come cheap.