Elation Hypercars reveals Dogo 001 prototype

Another electric hypercar startup joins the ranks.

Californian company Elation Hypercars is beginning to look promising, with new prototype renders of their upcoming Freedom hypercar. Dubbed the ‘Dogo 001’, the prototype is named after Dogo Argentino, a breed of dog from South America often bred for hunting due to its strength and bravery.

The debut plan for the Freedom production car is the 2022 Geneva Motor Show, with a carbon-kevlar monocoque, carbon panels and an all-electric system.

Power in base variation is to be a whopping 1064kW (1427hp) and 1440Nm from its triple electric motors, however buyers are able to opt for a more powerful model with 1419kW (1903hp).

Rivalling the Rimac C_Two and Lotus Evija, the Freedom will supposedly be able to hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 1.8 seconds, with a top speed of 418km/h. Fitted with two batteries, a 100 and 120kWh capacity, it’ll come with a range of between 483 and 644 kilometres.

ICE fans, don’t fear, as a petrol powered version will also be available in future, with a 5.2L V10 engine making 559kW (750hp) at 7,500rpm mated to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. 0-100km/h will be reached in just 2.5 seconds for this model, thanks in-part to an all-wheel drive system. Maximum speed will be electronically limited to 386km/h (240mph).

Beginning 2022, Elation Hypercars plans to make just 25 units of the Freedom every year as each example takes over 4,000 hours to build. The electric variant will start at $2 million USD (A$2.64M), whilst the ICE powered variant will start at a higher $2.3 million USD (A$3.04M).

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