Vanda Electrics, a Singapore based electric mobility unit of family-run Wong Fong Industries, has been working with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop Singapore’s first ever 1,500-horsepower all-electric hypercar Dendrobium, which was launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (9th – 19th March 2017). The two-seater all-electric hypercar concept is the brainchild of Singapore electric mobility experts Vanda Electrics.
Dendrobium – 1,500-horsepower all-electric hypercar
As technical partner, Williams Advanced Engineering of Formula One racing fame has brought its expertise in aerodynamics, composities, batteries and electric drivetrains to this hypercar project.
Dendrobium’s high-tech and unique design features an automatic roof and doors, which open in a synchronized, theatrical manner, resembling a fully-opened dendrobium flower, a genus of orchids native to Singapore. The delicate marriage of lines with curves casts dramatic light and shadows, accentuating the exquisite surfaces of aluminium, carbon fibre and glass.
Vanda Electrics CEO Larissa Tan: “Dendrobium is the first Singaporean hypercar and the culmination of Vanda Electrics’ expertise in design and technology. We are delighted to be working with Williams Advanced Engineering, world-leaders in aerodynamics, composites and electric powertrains. The Dendrobium is inspired by nature and rooted in technology, a marriage of design and engineering.”
Dendrobium will feature a host high-tech componentry clothed in a remarkable body featuring an automatic roof and doors, which open in a synchronized manner, resembling a fully-opened dendrobium flower, a genus of orchids native to Singapore.
“Our design team has had sketches of an electric hypercar on the drawing board since the mid-90s, but that vision was many years ahead of its time. As electric technology has advanced, we have been able to revisit this vision and now, as we launch our revolutionary global e-mobility strategy, the timing is finally right for us to take the wraps off a halo model.”
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