Welcome to the age of the all-electric hypercar

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Boasting up to 2,000bhp with no fuel cap, a trio of new releases from Lotus, Pininfarina and Rimac are here for when your Ferrari just isn’t fast enough

Same old story. You wait ages for one 2,000bhp, all-electric hypercar to arrive, and then three come along at once. Three underdog brands with very different backstories, three cars that are almost impossible to resist comparing, each with startlingly similar statistics and almost identical price tags that sound more like government furlough bill

In Cambiano, the 1,900bhp Pininfarina Battista will become the most powerful Italian road-legal car ever — itself quite a record — and the first to be badged by the coachbuilder and design house behind some of the most beautiful sports cars of the 20th century (the Ferrari 250GT, Cisitalia 202 and Fiat 124 Spider among them), now launching as a carmaker in its own right.

In Norfolk, the £2.2m Lotus Evija is about to enter production as the most powerful road car in the world, in what is the latest comeback chapter for the British sports car maker that is impossible to introduce without using the word “plucky”.

And in Croatia, Rimac is the no-bullshit start-up-cum-electric-powerhouse that is finalising its ultra-technical C_Two hypercar, which has a top speed of 415kmph and promises 0–100kmph acceleration in the time it takes to read the words “faster than a motorbike”. For the record, 1.85 seconds.

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Introducing the iPhone Spreadsheet App

Introducing the iPhone Spreadsheet App

Bring the exciting world of accounting to an iPhone near you

Softalk has announced a new application for the iPhone simply called Spreadsheet. The app is exactly what it sounds like – a spreadsheet. The program can be used to make all sorts of Excel-like spreadsheets that can then be emailed using the iPhone.

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Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle 

 Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

With all the inhabitable zones progressing to newer heights in terms of technology, the uninhabitable corners of our globe too gets a taste of avant-garde achievements with this Concept Ice Vehicle. Not intended for entertainment and amusing purpose, this latest ice automobile from Lotus was invented to be taken to Antarctica on the Moon Regan TransAntarctic Expedition. Intending to aid the research going on in the region, it is well-built to withstand the severity of polar environment.

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ThoRR, The Fully Electric Open-Wheeler

ThoRR, The Fully Electric Open-Wheeler

If Caterham Seven-style open-wheelers are last century’s pinnacle of pure performance machines, it seems the concept will survive the transition to the electric age. Evisol’s ThoRR takes its body shape inspiration from a Lotus Super 7, and adds a 272hp Siemens electric motor with a Lithium Polymer battery pack. Quick, light, accurate and nearly silent apart from road noise, ThoRR fits the Caterham model of a driver’s car – there’s no power assisted steering or brakes, no ABS, gearbox or even a windshield, so you’re in complete control and you feel completely connected to the road through your machine. A range of 140km if you’re doing more than 100kmh limits ThoRR to being a Sunday afternoon thrasher, but new tech batteries like those in the Lightning GT will fix that in due time.

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