Delta E-4 Coupe
Delta Motorsport has announced the battery-electric E-4 Coupe, which features light weight and high-efficiency systems included in stylish two-door coupe with a nice range of 200 miles on a single charge. Furthermore, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.
Delta E-4 Coupe was tested at Silvestone race track on May 9th and the results are more than satisfying. It is a proper sports car with zero emissions.
Delta Motorsport was founded in 2005 by Simon Dowson and Nick Carpenter.
Simon Dowson commented: "We became involved with the design of hybrid and electric vehicles because they share many of the engineering challenges associated with motor sport – light weight parts, aerodynamic efficiency and innovative packaging solutions. We've had to re-think road cars from the beginning, looking at low cost composite structures, system efficiencies and novel occupant packaging."
Delta E-4 Coupe:
- The carbon composite chassis, designed by Delta and manufactured by KS Composites, weighs just 85kg – 2/3 less than a comparable steel structure despite being designed to pass EU crash tests.
- The high performance direct-drive electric motors were designed in partnership with Oxford University and spin-out Oxford YASA Motors and produce well over 600Nm of torque and over 120hp each while only weighing 23kg.
- The low, sporty seating position with the batteries mounted under the floor means that the car handles superbly but it also helps reduce aerodynamic drag.
Source: Delta Motorsport