Seemingly coming out of nowhere, a Polish company has unveiled a futuristic concept for an electric luxury sedan.
The Varsovia Motor Company, which is based in Warsaw, Poland, said this concept will actually be produced, although in limited numbers. The concept, named Varsovia after its birthplace, was designed with a minimalist ethos and a focus on health.
The sedan, which does away with a grille and has a unique diamond pattern in its body panels, seems to be an electric car with a range extender, kind of like the Chevrolet Volt. The drive is powered by electrical engines, but a small internal combustion engine can be used as a generator to power those engines if the battery is depleted. Range on a full charge is 217 miles (350 km) and with the range extender, range is increased by an additional 311 miles (500 km).
The sedan is made of lightweight materials and will weigh in at about 4,409 pounds (2,000 kg). Varsovia claims a zero-to-62-mph time of under 5 seconds and a maximum speed of more than 124 mph (200 km/h).
Taking a unique approach to luxury, the company wanted passengers to see the car as a mobile office, so the front passenger seat has been removed to make more room for the rear seat passengers. Entry has also been facilitated with a door that opens upwards.
The sedan is designed with a built-in computer, tablet, keyboard and mouse that can sync easily with mobile devices, access to satellite internet, and two 19-inch transparent screens that can be stowed to integrate with the car’s roof when not in use. Because the screens are 90 percent transparent, they can act as a window or display when not being used. They could also be used together to create a 38-inch panoramic screen.
The seats feature cooling, heating, massage, and adjustable firmness, and Varsovia says they can also adapt to a passenger’s weight and body type. Sensors and cameras monitor a passenger’s emotional state by keeping tabs on their heart rate so that the car can adjust the lighting and music accordingly.
Interestingly, the company says no plastic has been used inside, and surfaces that hands will touch the most often are made of antiseptic material. The materials have also been treated to repel dirt.
Varsovia is offering full bespoke possibilities to its clients and the car can even be armoured.
Although Varsovia says this concept will lead to a production car, we can expect that many of the futuristic elements will be scaled down to be more realistic. A full-size prototype will debut at a major international auto show in the future and the sedan is slated to enter production after 2018. Production will be capped at 50 units a year.