If you haven’t already know, Citroen’s luxury vehicle division is now its own brand. Rightfully named DS Automobiles, the French automaker has been dishing out some pretty looking rides for a while now, but come this March in Geneva, it is going to debut its most exciting, or should we say, intense, ride yet: the DS E-Tense Electric Supercar and boy, does it look awesome. While it is refer to as a supercar, the DS E-Tense does not quite have the horses you expect of one, but the performance is no less a head turner as do the look of the car.

DS E-Tense Electric Supercar

This 4.72 meter (15 feet 5 53/64 inches) long and 1.29 meter (4 feet 2 25/32 inches) full carbon fiber-bodied coupe’s all-electric drivetrain draws the required electricity from lithium-ion batteries to generate an exhilarating 402 horsepower and 526 Nm (387.9 lb-ft) of torque which is good enough to take this 4,000-pound (1,800 kilograms) electric sports car from naught to 62 in 4.5 seconds and sending it on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). The under chassis lithium-ion batteries help to keep the center of gravity low and affords even torque distribution between the axles, while offering a range of 360 km (224 miles, urban cycle).

DS E-Tense Electric Supercar

Design-wise, it is, as mentioned, a beauty. In fact, at the first glance, it looks kind of Bugatti-ish with tint of R8-esque and it bears the design cues you may have come to expect of an exotic performance car. The form begins with the Bugatti-esque, muscular front based on the current design language found on the 3, 4 and 5 that connects with a steeply raked front windscreen and continue forth to a gently-sloping roofline. Further down, past the windscreen-less rear (it uses a digital rearview system), the flowing form ends with plumped wheel arches, which together with the (also plumped) front, offers a stance that’s bound to turn heads.

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DS E-Tense Electric Supercar

The interior hasn’t showed yet, but DS did highlight that it took 800 hours to design, test and produce the interior. Interestingly, the car also boasts a one-off edition watch by BRM Choreographers designed exclusively for the driver of DS E-Tense and it can be worn on the wrist or affixed to the car’s console, viewable while driving.

Though the future of the DS E-Tense hasn’t been revealed, but I am sure it is likely to be reality than a pipe dream. Though we could be wrong. Still, it is an exciting prospect. DS Automobiles will be debuting the E-Tense this week at the Geneva Motor Show.

DS E-Tense Electric Supercar

DS E-Tense Electric Supercar

Published by Mike chua

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