Elation Hypercars’ Freedom is starting to take shape, in the digital world at least, as the EV startup has released renderings of its first prototype, the Dogo 001.
Named after the Dogo Argentino, a South American dog breed known for its strength that is often used in big-game hunting, it previews the upcoming fully functional prototype which will enter the testing phase next year.
The final production model is planned to debut at the 2022 Geneva Motor Show, with carbon fiber bodywork, a carbon-kevlar monocoque and an all-electric powertrain. The base variant is understood to use three electric motors for a total output of 1,427 HP and 1,062 lb-ft (1,440 Nm) of torque, while clients can upgrade if they so wish to an even more powerful model with an extra motor and 1,903 HP.
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Elation has announced that the Freedom will be able to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in just 1.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 260 mph (418 km/h). Two battery units, with capacities of 100 and 120 kWh, will give it a range of approximately 300-400 miles (483-644 km).
An ICE-powered version of the hypercar, the Freedom Iconic Collection, will join the lineup with a 5.2-liter V10 that makes 750 HP at 8,500 rpm and is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration is estimated to take 2.5 seconds, and top speed will be electronically limited to 240 mph (386 km/h).
With production of a single example said to take over 4,000 hours, Elation plans to make 25 units of the Freedom each year. Pricing for the electric model will start at $2 million, whereas the ICE variant will cost at least $2.3 million.