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Koenigsegg Quant

Koenigsegg Quant

Koenigsegg Quant

Koenigsegg Quant

Koenigsegg Quant
Make Koenigsegg
Model Quant
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine 2 electric motors

The Koenigsegg Quant which was displayed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show is the product of a collaboration between NLV Solar AG, a company involved in photovoltaics and accumulator technology, and Koenigsegg.

The Quant project was initiated when NLV Solar AG commissioned the Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg to develop and design a "car of the future", incorporating NLV Solar’s groundbreaking, proprietary technology in the field of photovoltaics and accumulators.

The advances in electric power generation and storage, combined with the aerodynamic, futuristic Koenigsegg design and engineering, will enable the NLV Quant to charge the FAES (Flow Accumulator Energy Storage) to full capacity in 20 minutes and give the vehicle a range of 500 kilometres. The additional power input from the invisible, thin-film photovoltaic coating that covers the body of the car, further increases the potential range.

The NLV Quant concept is rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel brake regeneration, ABS and ESP. It is powered by two electrical AC induction electric motors with variable frequency drive and in-line planetary step down drive, one for each rear wheel. The twin-motor design eliminates the need for bevel gears or a differential, further simplifying the layout and giving constant and controlled power proportioning to the rear wheels, in both drive and coast mode.

In total the two motors weigh just 140 kgs (308 lbs) but produce 512 horsepower and 715 Nm of torque. This means the Quant can hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 170 mph (275 km/h).

The Quant is fitted with gull-wing doors which aside from being a striking feature, also make entry to the car easier due to the lack of B-pillars. They provide easy access to both the front and rear passenger seats. The split side windows allows all passenger to open and close the front and rear side windows separately, despite the fact that there is only one door per side.

Currently both Koenigsegg and NLV Solar AG are developing further prototypes of the Quant in order to assess the viability of a production version.

Similar and related vehicles:
Koenigsegg CCX
Koenigsegg CCR
Koenigsegg CC8S
Koenigsegg CCGT

Source: Koenigsegg

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