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2014 QUANT e-Sportlimousine

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  • QUANT e-Sportlimousine
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Electric Drive
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    911
  • Torque @ RPM:
    8552
  • 0-60 time:
    2.6 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    236 mph (Est.)
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If ever there were a vehicle to arise from left field, the Quant e-Sportlimousine would be it. Digging in the archives reveals the car’s origins starting in 2003 as the brainchild of the La Vecchia brothers. Several prototypes were built, including one that was seen at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2010, but success hadn’t been ultimately achieved. That is, perhaps, until now.

Staring a proprietary battery-powered drivetrain, the e-Sportlimousine makes its debut at the 2014 Geneva show with the intent of revolutionizing the industry. It sounds easier than it likely is, but upon inspection of its nanoFLOWCELL powerplant, it just might have a shot. It’s a 912-horsepower electric car.

The heart of the car utilizes a three-tank system that stores two types of liquid electrolytes — one positively charged, the other negatively. The liquids are circulated through the center tank; a battery-like cell with a membrane separating it into two halves. An electrical charge is generated from that membrane as the two liquids swirl on either side of it. The system generates enough power to propel the car from zero to 62 mph in a staggering 2.8 seconds and over a total range between 248 and 372 miles.

It’s obvious from the pictures the e-Sportlimousine isn’t just a boxy, test-mule science project – no, its quite the looker. The car is a substantially long, measuring 17.2 feet. It’s wide as well, measuring 7.2 feet across and its unique gull-wing doors are nearly 6 feet in length. Needless to say, this is a big car. But can its size be an indicator of how huge its technology will be to the automotive world? Click past the jump for what we know.

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2015 NanoFlowcell Quant F Gullwing Electric Sports Coupe

2015 NanoFlowcell Quant F Gullwing Electric Sports Coupe

Some of you may remember the NanoFlowcell Quant E from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, while others may know the "Quant" name from an ill-fated Koenigsegg concept car presented at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, and then as the NLV Quant at the 2010 edition of the show. In 2015 we will apparently see another upgrade for the Quant, this time under the NanoFlowcell Quant F moniker. Confused yet? Don’t worry, there are plenty more peculiar details about the model on the horizon, especially since it started as an electric car powered in part by the sun and evolved into an electric car that runs on salt water.

The mastermind behind the Quant is a fellow named Nunzio La Vecchia, a self-proclaimed scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and philantropist, who also finds the time to cater to his music career and glorious young Elvis Presley hairdo. On paper, the Quant looks like the green sports sedan we have all been waiting for, but there are a lot of feasibility problems with it, not to mention that La Vecchia has been linked with some shady business decisions in the past.

Click past the jump to read more about the NanoFlowcell Quant F Gullwing Electric Sports Coupe.

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2014 QUANT e-Sportlimousine

2014 QUANT e-Sportlimousine

If ever there were a vehicle to arise from left field, the Quant e-Sportlimousine would be it. Digging in the archives reveals the car’s origins starting in 2003 as the brainchild of the La Vecchia brothers. Several prototypes were built, including one that was seen at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2010, but success hadn’t been ultimately achieved. That is, perhaps, until now.

Staring a proprietary battery-powered drivetrain, the e-Sportlimousine makes its debut at the 2014 Geneva show with the intent of revolutionizing the industry. It sounds easier than it likely is, but upon inspection of its nanoFLOWCELL powerplant, it just might have a shot. It’s a 912-horsepower electric car.

The heart of the car utilizes a three-tank system that stores two types of liquid electrolytes — one positively charged, the other negatively. The liquids are circulated through the center tank; a battery-like cell with a membrane separating it into two halves. An electrical charge is generated from that membrane as the two liquids swirl on either side of it. The system generates enough power to propel the car from zero to 62 mph in a staggering 2.8 seconds and over a total range between 248 and 372 miles.

It’s obvious from the pictures the e-Sportlimousine isn’t just a boxy, test-mule science project – no, its quite the looker. The car is a substantially long, measuring 17.2 feet. It’s wide as well, measuring 7.2 feet across and its unique gull-wing doors are nearly 6 feet in length. Needless to say, this is a big car. But can its size be an indicator of how huge its technology will be to the automotive world? Click past the jump for what we know.

Click past the jump to read more about the e-Sportlimousine

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With the help of Saab, Koenigsegg's NLV Quant could become more than just a dream

With the help of Saab, Koenigsegg’s NLV Quant could become more than just a dream

The impending sale of Saab to supercar makers Koenigsegg has raised a few eyebrows from a lot of people in the auto industry and rightfully so.

The question on everybody’s mind was the motive behind Koenigsegg’s decision to buy a mainstream car brand despite only being a small company that dedicates most of its time and resources on a number of supercars that go for an easy million out on the market.

While talks were still up for negotiations, not a lot of people put too much stock on it until talks began heating up last week and Koenigsegg co-owner came out on the news saying that they’re company has big plans for Saab down the road.

Apparently, one of Koenigsegg’s intentions was to use the resources – most specifically, Saab’s production facilities of electronic vehicles - Saab has accumulated over the years. One of Koenigsegg’s main projects include the production – finally – of its so-called car of the future, the NLV Quant.

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2009 Koenigsegg NLV Quant

2009 Koenigsegg NLV Quant

Lamborghini has the Estoque, Aston Martin the Rapide and now Koenigsegg has the NVL Quant. Unlike the competition, Koenigsegg is looking to have the Quant be all-electric. Like another low-volume supercar maker, SSC’s Aero EV, Koenigsegg has set up the Quant to hit high speeds and fast recharge times. The company claims that its four-door creation should be able to hit 170 mph or could run for as long as 310 miles on a twenty-minute charge.

Although it’s little more than a styling mockup right now, the NLV Quant is planned to have rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel brake regeneration, ABS and ESP. It is powered by two electrical AC induction electric motors with variable frequency drive and in-line planetary step down drive, one for each rear wheel. The twin-motor design eliminates the need for bevel gears or a differential, further simplifying the lay-out and giving constant and controlled power proportioning to the rear wheels, in both drive and coast mode.

It has a curb weight of 1780 kg and the two electrical motors deliver 512 hp and maximum torque of 715 nm which Koenigsegg says allows the Quant to deliver 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds.

Press release after the jump.

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Koenigsegg Quant to debut in Geneva

Koenigsegg Quant to debut in Geneva

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news or rumors from Koenigsegg, but now the Swiss supercar maker is using its home turf to show off something new. The Geneva Motor Show will be the place that Koenigsegg will show off a concept for a new vehicle called the Quant (teased above). If this is the long-rumored four-door sedan, then it may be upstaging cars like the Lamborghini Estoque with this muscular sedan.

Koenigsegg will have another, less exciting, premiere in Geneva. It will debut a new infotainment system for the CCX. This will incorporate all of the supercar’s systems into one touchscreen, and bring some definition tho the CCX’s round, minimlist interior.

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