Not sure about that roof, though

Electric cars are, without a doubt, the future of travel. Everybody has their own vision of what that future will look like, and that’s where you’re looking at this, the GFG Sibylla EV Concept. Designed around a glass dome of a greenhouse and four electric motors, the Sibylla has the performance credentials of a true-to-life sports car with the look of a futuristic sedan. It even has all-wheel drive and can deliver 279 miles of range on a fully charged 100 kWh battery. That’s not bad, but it’s not all about the range and power of the concept.

Exterior Features of the Sibylla EV Concept

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The exterior leaves us a little unsure of what our thought process should be

The exterior leaves us a little unsure of what our thought process should be. It’s got the front end of a real sports car that has a slight reminiscence to something Audi would create while the rear end looks like the combination between a Cadillac sedan and a third-gen Chevy Camaro with T-Tops.

Of course, that look does provide for the gullwing-style rear glass that lifts when the door is open to facilitate easier entry and exit. The car itself is unquestionably long, which does give it some weird proportions but, the more you look at it, the more it begins to look a little more desirable.

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According to GFG, the dome and rear glass can be adjusted as needed, even at speed, without issue

The front portion of the glass dome actually slides forward when the doors open and will automatically slide back into place when the doors shut. According to GFG, the dome and rear glass can be adjusted as needed, even at speed, without issue. Interestingly enough, the concept rolls on 22-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli Cyber ties while the front end gets a stop light. Yeah, that’s right, I said a stop light. GFG says (and makes a good point, by the way,) that it’s there to give pedestrians better piece of mind when crossing the street.

Interior Features of the Sibylla EV Concept

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The interior combines what you would expect from your modern luxury car, with a science-fiction space shuttle, and an airplane all in one place

The interior combines what you would expect from your modern luxury car, with a science-fiction space shuttle, and an airplane all in one place. Up front, you’ve got the aircraft-inspired steering wheel with touch-sensitive thumb screens, a large tablet-like display hanging off the center console and a massively wide display that runs the width of the dash. Half of that dash screen operates as an instrument cluster, providing what can only be described as a more futuristic version of what you see in the Tesla Model S. The other portion of the screen displays energy status information.

GFG fancies the idea that a car can be charged at home but also contribute to the stabilization of the power grid infrastructure, so that explains why you see an image of a car and a house on the same screen. That panel off of the center console obviously controls various pieces of technology in the car, including the audio system, energy system, and HVAC system. GFG says the seats can monitor passenger health information, including heart rate, blood pressure, etc.

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Rear passengers have their own tablet-like display as well as a wireless charging pad.

The rear portion of the interior is just as lavish as the front. Rear passengers have their own tablet-like display as well as a wireless charging pad. The 2+2 layout provides just as much space back here and prides for a storage area behind the rear seats that can be used to stash smaller pieces of luggage. While it hasn’t been said, one can assume that the rear seats also recline for better comfort.

GFG Sibylla Performance

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It runs on power supplied from a 100 kWh battery that delivers power to four 100Kw electric motors

The GFG Sibylla has sportscar-like performance. It runs on power supplied from a 100 kWh battery that delivers power to four 100Kw electric motors. That means – you guessed it – it has all-wheel drive. All electric range isn’t the best, but it’s not bad either, coming in at 450km or about 279 miles. That might not be enough for the gnarliest of road trips but I said sports car performance, and that means a total of 400kW or about 536 horsepower. There’s no word on torque yet, but it does hit the 62.1-mph sprint in 4.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of “over 200 km/h.” Now, that converts to more than 124 mph, but with that kind of horsepower, unless it’s electronically limited you can bet it’ll probably top at least 150 mph, if not more.

Final Thoughts

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It may be a bit futuristic and well out of the affordable range for most people, but a concept like this could go into production with a few changes. I wouldn’t expect to see that all-digital dash and the steering wheel would probably be replaced by a more traditional wheel. Outside of that, and the weird glass greenhouse, the concept is fairly feasible. Should GFG be able to prove that the glass canopy is safe in a rollover incident that could even make it to production but, I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.

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