The Dogo 001 is the working prototype of the upcoming Elation Freedom hypercar

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We hear about new electric hypercars every other day, but the next update comes after many months or even years. That’s not the case with Elation and its offering. The Northern California-based automaker revealed renderings of its first hypercar, the Freedom, around a month back, and is already following up on it before people forget about it. Elation has showcased a few images of the first prototype of the Freedom called the Dogo 001 and it gives us a glimpse of the future. Are you ready for the Freedom?

A Fully-Functional Prototype Is In The Works

2021 Elation Dogo 001 Hypercar Exterior
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Instead of building a scale model of the electric hypercar, the automaker decided to build a fully-functional prototype of the same. Elation has dubbed it as the “Dogo 001”, referencing the Dogo Argentino canine breed. The reason for this moniker, according to the automaker, is that the breed is celebrated for its “indomitable spirit, bravery, and protective attributes.”

The static and dynamic testing will begin in 2021 and Elation will give us more glimpses of the Dogo 001 early next year. The company plans to unveil the Freedom at the 2022 Geneva Motor Show. The Freedom will be based on an ultralight-kevlar carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

It features three liquid-cooled, permanent magnet synchronous electric motors that will produce just over one megawatt of power, which translates to 1,427 horses.
2021 Elation Dogo 001 Hypercar Drivetrain
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It will come with a single-speed gearbox on the axle and a two-speed gearbox at the rear, which also features torque vectoring. Thanks to the carbon fiber chassis, Elation aims at this beast to weigh under 3,700 pounds despite having a tri-motor setup. The electric motors will be powered by a 100-kWh battery pack that will help this hypercar deliver up to 300 miles of range with the standard battery pack and 400 miles with the optional 120-kWh battery pack when driven sedately.

The Freedom will be able to sprint to 62 mph from a standstill in just 1.8 seconds. The top speed will be electronically limited to 260 mph. The suspension system on the Freedom is a double-wishbone setup that’s designed and produced in-house by Elation. As noted previously, Elation has collaborated with Cascadia Motion to develop the electric drive system. Cascadia has experience of over four decades in electric motor technology and has even developed motors for Formula E.

2021 Elation Elation Freedom Hypercar specifications
Powertrain three liquid-cooled, permanent magnet synchronous electric motors
Horsepower 1,427 HP
Battery 100 kWh (120 kWh optional)
Range 300 miles (400 miles)
0 to 60 mph 1.8 seconds
Top Speed 260 mph

Elation Will Build An Internal Combustion-Engined Model, Too

2021 Elation Dogo 001 Hypercar Exterior
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If this isn’t enough, the automaker will throw in another motor in the mix and the combined output will be over 1,900 horses. What sets Elation apart from the competition is that it is not a pure electric-car maker. The company is also offering the hypercar with a standard internal combustion engine, if electric vehicles are not your thing. It will be called the Freedom Iconic Collection, and be built in extremely low volume.

The car will be powered by a 5.2-liter, V-10 engine mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch S-tronic transmission that sends power to all the wheels. While the power outputs are not revealed, Elation mentioned that the beauty will gallop to 62 mph from rest in 2.5 seconds and have a top speed of 240 mph. As for the price, it will cost you $2.3 million.

Engine 5.2-liter, V-10
Horsepower 1,900 HP
Transmission seven-speed, dual-clutch S-tronic
0 to 60 mph 2.5 seconds
Top Speed 240 mph
Sidd Dhimaan
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