Forget the bizarre name, we need more vehicles like this

GFG Style’s Vision 2030 Desert Raid was supposed to take the stage in Geneva, but a debut deep in the dunes of the Sahara desert would have been a more appropriate way to introduce this begging-to-be-hooned off-road hypercar.

Sure, it looks like the sort of car the likes of Dan Bilzerian would drive on Mars, but come to think of it, why not? We wouldn’t miss a chance to shoot up some sand in this bad boy, and we’re guessing most rich people out there think the same.

GFG Style calls it an SUV, but we disagree

2020 GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid Exterior
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Remember the GFG Style Kangaroo? It was touted as the first hyper-SUV and the Vision 2030 Desert Raid picks up where it left off in terms of design. Still, we would not call it an SUV, but rather an off-roading grand tourer on stilts.

According to GFG, the Vision 2030, the car the Desert Raid is based upon, is inspired by and at the same time is dedicated to Saudi Arabia. Flaunting a two-seater configuration, four-wheel drive, and an alien-like design, the 2030 Desert Raid doesn’t ignore the comfort side and comes fitted with leather seats (heated or cooled) and can even morph into a Targa-style vehicle thanks to two removable roof sections that fit inside the trunk.

2020 GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid Exterior
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The Desert Raid, however, comes with a wider track than the Vision 2030 and extra carbon fiber mudguards, as well as smaller, 20-inch wheels (the Vision 2030 sits on 22-inchers).

What about the powertrain?

2020 GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid Exterior
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Motivating the GFG Desert Raid is a pure electric powertrain that mixes a 90-kWh battery pack with two electric motors that produce a grand total of 380 kW (510 horsepower) and 680 Newton-meters (501 pound-feet) of torque at the wheels.

0-100 km/h (62 mph) happens in 3.8 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). As for range, GFG reckons the Desert Raid can cover over 450 km (280 miles) on a full charge, but once the fun in the sand begins, we doubt the battery will last for more than 200 km (124 miles).

2020 GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid Exterior
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GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid - Full Spec Sheet
Seats 2
Power 380 kW
Torque 680 Nm, 501 lb-ft
0-100 km/h (62 mph) 3.8 seconds
Top speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Range 450+ km (280+ miles)
Battery Li-ion, 90 kWh
Chassis Aluminum space frame
Body Carbon fiber
Tire size 275/50 R20
Length 4,770 mm
Width 2,120 mm
Height 1,360 mm
Ground clearance 240 mm
Wheelbase 2,830 mm
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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