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Old 12th February 2015, 23:07   #1
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Default Vega: The Sri-Lankan attempt at an Electric Supercar

A Sri-Lankan entrepreneur is leading an effort to bring out a boutique supercar named Vega. Their target is an all-electric supercar with two electric motors powering the rear wheels, giving a total of 900 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque, with a 0-60 Mph time of 3.5 seconds.

Here is the link to the BBC article covering the same.

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20150...power-supercar

Here are the renders for the Vega

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To me, it looks to be a sort of mash-up of the Sesto Elemento and the Veyron with bits of Audi here and there, but in a more appealing way as compared to India's very own "supercar" (), the DC Avanti.

What are your thoughts?

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Oh this looks amazing, the front is like some supercar manufacturing company made it.

If this got a 300-400 bhp twin turbo petrol engine or say since I am a diesel head, a 300 bhp, 65-70 kgm churning diesel motor mated to a 6 speed manual transmission, it can probably get a lot of international attention and buyers too.

Very good job.
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Here is a YouTube video showing the team behind the car.


Seems to be quite a lot of young graduates/under-grads in the design team. Lot of enthusiam too. Hopefully it'll work out!

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Very interesting. I visited Sri Lanka over the Christmas vacation and they have a really amazing attitude to cars there. First of all the prices are prohibitive. I was told a new nano costs the INR equivalent of 7 lakhs! This means there's a thriving second-hand market and people invest a lot in maintaining their rides. In spite of choking traffic jams in Colombo and terrible interior roads I didn't see a single car driving around with more than a surface scratch or two. Every locality (urban or rural) has automotive repair shops selling individual parts by the hundreds (one guy sells rear view mirrors, the next has bumpers and so on). Therefore, not entirely surprising to me that they should come out with something like this. The Morris Minor also seems to be a popular model and holds its own alongside modern cars, helped by garages specializing in it's repair. The offroading scene is great too.
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To me, it looks to be a sort of mash-up of the Sesto Elemento and the Veyron with bits of Audi here and there, but in a more appealing way as compared to India's very own "supercar" (), the DC Avanti.
I hope you have driven the DC Avanti before ''lol''. I have driven one of the prototypes extensively as part of the vehicle development process, and although I would not term it a super car, it is a really well-engineered car and drove really well (plenty fast for most of our roads too).

Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with DC.

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I hope you have driven the DC Avanti before ''lol''. I have driven one of the prototypes extensively as part of the vehicle development process, and although I would not term it a super car, it is a really well-engineered car and drove really well (plenty fast for most of our roads too).

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Exactly as you say. I have no doubts that it is fast, but its not a supercar as the manufacturer claims. They should've called it a sportscar instead.
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http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20150...power-supercar

I am truly amazed by this electric car. If they can do it, why not us. I am banking on Mahindra's to bring out something better than this.
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