Deus Vayanne: the 2169 horsepower electric hypercar will be launched in 2025 Car News

New Austrian automaker Deus unveiled an all-electric hypercar at the New York Auto Show that is expected to become one of the most powerful cars on sale.

The Vayanne – named after Vienna, the hometown of Deus – is developed in partnership with Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE). Speaking to Autocar in New York; Adrian-Filip Butuca, Head of Design at Deus, said: “This collaboration means we are delivering a safe, reliable and workable product that will come to market. This is the number one priority for us. And on a personal level, they are great people to work with.

The first cars are expected to be delivered from the Italdesign factory in Turin in 2025.

Computer simulations predict that the Vayanne’s twin-motor four-wheel-drive powertrain will produce more than 2,169 hp and 1,475 lb-ft of torque.

If correct, that would mean the 4WD model is significantly more powerful than the 1876hp Pininfarina Battista, the 1923hp pre-production Lotus Evija and the 1888hp Rimac Nevera.

Target top speed is 248mph and 0-62mph should take 1.99s, according to Deus. Despite sitting just 120mm off the ground, its creators claim the Vayanne will provide a comfortable ride that’s unusual in the hypercar category.

Italdesign and WAE are serial collaborators, but the Vayanne isn’t based on the two companies’ “turnkey” EV package, despite similarities in modular battery technology.

Dyrr Ardash, Head of Strategic Partnerships for WAE, told Autocar, “EVX’s skateboard-like chassis wouldn’t make sense from a rig perspective because your hip point has to be quite low. This is a more traditional, mid-engined approach.

As such, Williams drew on its previous experience in high performance car projects, including the Jaguar C-X75, to create the electric propulsion system, chassis architecture and composite structure. A supplier has been selected for the electric motors of the Vayanne. Ardash adds that for the battery behind the rear seats, “we use 21700 cylindrical lithium-ion cells because they offer the best balance of performance and cost.”

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