It has months when we last heard about the Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar, but this electric hypercar was showcased at 24 Hours of Le Mans this past weekend. It was not a random decision to present electric hypercar at this event as it coincided with confirmation about endurance racing’s new hypercar class which is set to replace the current LMP1 in 2020. Dendrobium hasn’t decided and is highly likely to take part unless they receive serious funding from someone. Aston Martin and Toyota have already confirmed their participation.
Dendrobium’s Chief Executive Nigel Gordon-Stewart said during the event that whenever fans to see Le Mans, they expect to see superfast endurance racing that is toughest and technically more demanding that any other racing sport. He is pleased to see so many fans getting excited about the future of high-performance electric hypercars with zero emissions. Earlier, Dendrobium has revealed their first XP-2 prototype which is the same car displayed at 24 Hours of Le Mans. If we compare the first prototype with this new vehicle, we would notice some difference. Since, it has been tweaked by Peter Stevens which was behind iconic vehicles such as McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJR-15.
It is reported that when Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar finally hits the market, it will have an output in region of 1,800hp and 2,000 Nm with help from these electric motors. The production-ready version of Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar will feature solid-state batteries to be built in UK. Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar will compete against the likes of Rimac C_Two and Pininfarina Battista, both of these models in excess of 1,800hp.