Debut on English soil for Extreme Lightning, the electric hypercar of the homonymous Turin brand which is among the protagonists of the Salon Privé, an exclusive exhibition scheduled until 5 September at Blenheim Palace. The 2,040 hp car is included in the new Concepts & Prototype Class section of the event’s prestigious Concours d’Elégance. “The Fulminea marks the beginning of a new generation of electric cars: it has all the characteristics of a racing car, but features a fully electric engine and innovative solutions. – explained Gianfranco Pizzuto, CEO of Automobili Estrema – Our philosophy is based on four main concepts: romance, elegance, purity and balance and we are very pleased to be here at the Salon Privé for the UK debut of Fulminea. “
Unveiled as a world premiere at the Turin Auto Museum, Estrema Fulminea immediately set itself as a future reference point for the world of electric-powered supercars. The biggest innovation is undoubtedly the battery pack (designed and produced in collaboration with IMECAR Elektronik) “hybrid” that uses solid state cells produced by ABEE (Avesta Battery Energy Engineering) and ultracapacitors, with the latter guaranteeing the power boost that is used to power the 4 electric motors that make up the powertrain. Fulminea is thus able to deliver 1.5 MW of power equal to 2,040 hp, thus managing to sprint from 0 to 320 km / h in less than 10 seconds.
Thanks to the use of solid state cells with a prismatic shape, the hybrid battery can make use of the “cell to pack” technology reaching a record energy density with 500 Wh / kg which is equivalent to 1.2 kWh / l, with a battery weight of only 300 kg and a total curb weight of 1,500 kg. Furthermore, thanks to the collaboration with Electra Vehicle, the BMS (Battery Management System) is supported by a software called “EVE-Ai” which constantly optimizes and activates the power demand between the two energy systems to maximize efficiency and car performance. The battery capacity is 100 kWh and guarantees a range of 520 km in the WLTP cycle. Extreme Fulminea will go on sale in the second half of 2023.