Racing inspired, all-electric AWD KARMA: E-FLEX SUPERCAR PLATFORM with four-motor BEV architecture is capable of handling over 1,000 horsepower.
Following the announcement of Karma Automotive’s all-electric high-performance E-Flex™ platform with supercar-capable architecture last month, Karma engineers have now begun testing the platform in an all-wheel drive (AWD) performance EV prototype vehicle. Equipped with Karma’s racing-inspired E-Flex platform suitable for road and track day applications, the AWD performance prototype aims to achieve 1,100 horsepower. A combination of attributes including 10,500 pound-feet wheel torque, electronic torque vectoring and front and rear mounted dual electric motors will generate superior power and handling for the test vehicle.
Front and rear dual electric motors and a flat-floor 120 kWh battery provide the prototype with optimal near 50/50 weight distribution and up to 400 miles of all-electric range. The AWD performance prototype’s electric motors already have over a million miles of testing in Karma’s current product, the award-winning luxury electric 2020 Revero GT. Dynamic and static testing is part of Karma’s comprehensive validation process to ensure the car will meet customer and partner expectations and demands in global markets. Karma Automotive engineers recently conducted dynamic testing at California’s exclusive Thermal Club racetrack, among other performance circuits and conditions.
“Physical prototype testing is an important landmark for Karma, and an exciting milestone for all involved,” commented Kevin Zhang, Chief Technology Officer, Karma Automotive. “We aim to make sure the platform is capable of achieving leading standards in the supercar sector and is superior in every sense.”
The prototype demonstrates Karma’s vision for future products, in addition to showcasing mobility solutions available to other OEMs, startups and automakers that wish to develop their own all-electric high-performance vehicles. Karma’s platform can be applied to both track day and street car iterations, while providing the instant torque, handling and sustainability of an all-electric vehicle. It can be retrofitted to existing products and developed for new electric supercar applications for Karma and prospective partners. Innovation, coupled with luxury and pioneering spirit, is an integral part of Karma’s DNA, and the AWD performance prototype is a testament to this driving force. Karma also recently announced plans to build the Revero® GTE, an all-electric, twin motor variation of its Revero GT, which will see its first results in Spring 2021.
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