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 |  Mar 04 2009, 6:21 AM

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After teasing us with just one image a few weeks before the Geneva Auto Show, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has revealed the Quant Concept car. Shaped like a sedan with the design of a Koenigsegg, the Quant is a a solar-powered electric car with 512hp and 527 ft-lbs of torque.

This is enough to propel the Quant to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 171 mph.

To build this new vehicle Keonigsegg worked with NLV Solar AG to use new solar technology. The body of the Quant is actually coated in a thin layer of solar “film.” 

The main power for the vehicle, however, comes from two electric motors that can be recharged in just 15 to 20 minutes. The electric motors give the car a range of 500km (311 miles), which is extended by the solar generated film.

The car itself is exotic not only in its design but also in its makeup, with a carbon fiber body and a carbon/aluminum body. In total the projected curb weight is 3,924 lbs, due in part to the 309 lb electric motors. The car also features regenerative brakes.

The Quant is also a safe vehicle with ABS and stability control standard.

Koenigsegg says that they will begin tests on the car with the possibility of production at least three years off.

GALLERY: Koenigsegg Quant

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