As if out of thin air, a stunning new challenger has appeared in the world of electric sports cars. The sexy Renovo Coupe Electric Supercar was revealed this weekend to plenty of excitement at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is an instant classic in motorsport, a vehicle that fuses the shape and spirit of the Shelby Daytona with a new, American-made electric powertrain. It’s as fast as it is beautiful, and it’s Shelby pedigree makes it a distinctly American vehicle.
The Renovo Coupe Electric Car is powered by direct-drive twin sequential axial flux motors that produce 500 horsepower under the pedal. These motors are “fueled” by a set of three high-voltage lithium ion battery packs that can be charged in as little as 30 minutes. Together, this electric drivetrain pushes the Renovo Coupe to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds, enough to cruise past the slower Tesla Roadster in a split second.
A car with such promising performance specs and such a striking (and historic) body design doesn’t come cheap. You’re paying about $1,000 per horsepower, for a sticker price total of $529,000. It’ll be produced in a limited run for collectors and those with a will to drive fast and fossil-free.
Is this new Renovo Coupe Electric Supercar the fastest electric car yet? No, but it’s in good company. We featured a list of 10 luxury electric cars earlier this year which includes some even faster electric exotics. Do any of them have the appeal of the Shelby Daytona? Nope. This Renovo right here is one-of-a-kind in that department.