What’s the first thing that comes into your mind about a top gear automobile? Is it the electric power, the aluminum body, the large wheels, the elegant and sleek silhouette or the extremely high price tag? If you are a car buff who loves to follow the trends then owning one of these rare collectible electric supercars is one of the most sensible and financially sound decisions that you can make. Electric supercars are not just faster, more practical and easier to drive; they are also a lot more fun to own. There is something about owning an electric car that makes the heart beat a little faster and leaves the imagination doing. It is much simpler to convert a gas powered engine to electricity than it is to change over the engines of a nitro powered vehicle.
The top gear automobile category was first introduced in the late nineteen seventies by an Italian designer called Piero Panerai. Panerai designed the Panterra by removing the fuel combustion engine from the vehicle. He chose instead to use a three-stage motor with a sequential timing system as a source of power for the electric motor. This design was later copied by Ford when they introduced the Mercury Grand Marquis in the US.
Since the launch of the first American electric supercar in the US, it has become very popular around the world. Panerai designed his electric supercar top gear vehicle using the same short tail design that was also used in his wind tunnel car. His design called for a streamlined body, low ground clearance and high clearance high performance tires.
Electric Supercar Facts
Due to the high performance design, the Panerai was very much faster than any other production electric car of the time. This remained until the introduction of full electric car technology. Due to the lack of space to carry an internal combustion engine, engineers started looking to alternative fuel sources. One such alternative was the development of electric supercars. When the space for batteries became infinite, the only obvious choice was to utilize the same energy sources as being available for combustion engines.
The first electric supercar was developed by Tony Gardner and was called the Talgo. This was followed by another hypercar called the Bruiser. The electric drive system for these supercars was set out by Tom Walkenby who had a patent for his hypercar idea. With this system Walkenby developed a new kind of hypercar which was known as the Bruiser. His electric drive system called for a so amg electric motor to generate the power needed for acceleration.
Rimac had a very similar design to the Grand Marquis. When the space for batteries became endless, automotive designers started looking at a solution for powered cars. An electric sports car was the obvious choice. A solution was found and that was to build a vehicle that used air pressure to propel itself forward. This was done by Bill Vest’s Electric Car Company who went on to develop the full electric car. It was later joined by fellow electric motor racing company Lotus, who started development on the Gumpert which was eventually released as the Caterham.
In The End
These cars still to this day maintain a position in the hearts of many. There are a few other types of electric sports cars that have been released but they pale in comparison to the ones that were introduced. This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons that an electric supercar can command so much money. There is a lot of room for growth here, the battery technology is constantly being improved upon and more components are found to make the conversion to electric smoother and less of a hassle. The future looks bright for the future of these cars and with all the work that has been done in the past, there is no telling how far they will go.