China’s LVCHI Auto will debut the Venere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in early March.
The annual Geneva Motor Show has been home to supercar and hypercar debuts for decades, but now it has also become the place for obscure Chinese automakers to unveil random electric supercar projects. The latest comes from two-year-old Chinese startup LVCHI Auto, which will unveil its Venere all-electric sedan. The Shanghai-based company has previewed the Venere with a pair of teaser images, saying the supercar is powered by four electric motors for a total system output of 992 horsepower. Located on each axle are two electric motors and a two-speed gearbox.
According to the Chinese automaker, the supercar is capable of hitting 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in under three seconds, with a top speed of over 155 mph. LVCHI also said the Venere has a drag coefficient of just 0.28Cd, which helps it return a driving range of 311 miles on a single charge, albeit based on the generous NEDC cycle. It also measures nearly 201.5 inches (5118 millimeters) long, making it longer than a Range Rover.
The supercar was designed by the Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering in Italy, and rides on a carbon fiber chassis. And despite being all-electric, it weighs about 4,630 pounds (2,100 kilograms).
The car making its debut in Geneva is said to be a production-ready unit, but LVCHI has not confirmed where the Venere will be sold and for how much.