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The 2015 Renovo Coupe: 1,000ft-lb of Instant Power


Silicon Valley has been a source of technological innovation since the 1970s. It’s not surprising that this tech haven is sprouting companies who are breathing new life into the automotive industry. Renovo Motors is one of those companies.

The Coupe

Last week the company introduced the first all-American, all-electric supercar. Renovo’s mission is to build the most exciting vehicles, and with The Coupe, they’re on the right track.

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Design

The styling comes from the CSX9000 chassis designed by Peter Brock, from Shelby American. It’s based on the original 1964 Le Mans winning silhouette. It’s a beautiful design, and creates a slick aerodynamic interaction to let The Coupe rip around.

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Power

The Coupe’s drivetrain is derived from a mid-mounted twin sequential axial-flux electric engines. It develops over 500hp, and a whopping 1,000 ft-lb of torque. The most unique part of the drive train is that in less than the blink of an eye (37 milliseconds to be exact), the drivetrain is ramped up and all 1,000 lbs of torque are completely available. This propels you from 0-60 in a ground breaking 3.4 seconds. Goodbye turbo lag. Hello instant power.

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The Interior

If you’re a minimalist, you’ll love the interior of The Coupe. It’s been designed to create a unique and uncluttered connection between driver and vehicle. No distractions, or fancy touch screens that require concentration. Easy to read gauges, and basic controls make interaction simple and intuitive.

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The Conclusion

Electric vehicles have been around since the mid-1800′s, and it’s quite a shame that it’s taken almost 200 years for the EV to be developed into an amazing and performance minded transportation. Hats off to Renovo for The Coupe. We’re impressed.

All photos copyright Renovo Motors.

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Jon Daiello is husband, father, and an automotive nut. He loves the rumble of a motor, the intricacies of tuning, and the symphony of notes sung by a well matched exhaust. Motoring Brigade is his outlet for all things automotive.

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