Vazirani Automotive has unveiled its new hypercar, Ekonk. The electrical automobile is making some noise within the vehicle sector, because it claims to be the quickest made-in-India automotive. The corporate additionally claims that it’s the lightest electrical automobile on the earth. The automotive weighs simply 738kg whereas producing a complete output of 712bhp. The automotive reached a high pace of 309kmph in a check drive by Chunky Vazirani, the founder and CEO of Vazirani Automotive. The rear-wheel-drive automotive is fabricated from carbon fibre that makes it lighter than its different rivals.
The Ekonk enters the limelight after the corporate unveiled its first hypercar Shul in 2018. The Ekonk is a vital testbed for the corporate’s newly developed battery expertise, which is dubbed as DiCo.
The brand new electrical automotive obtained its identify from the Indian scriptures, the place “ekonk” signifies the start of creation, as per the corporate. Vazirani stated, “For us, Ekonk signifies our actual starting, the place, for the primary time, design and innovation come collectively. It is our first automobile that is alive.”
The corporate states, “Within the Indian scriptures, Ekonk signifies the start of the divine mild. The large bang.” The official web site additionally states that the corporate’s “design group labored in coherence with the engineering group to create a low drag idea automotive.”
Numerous components make the Ekonk as light-weight as it’s. The automotive is a single-seater. It doesn’t have a automotive roof and a windshield. This makes it an open-cockpit automobile. Most electrical automobiles add 600kg to 700kg of weight by a heavyweight cooling system for the batteries. However the Ekonk makes use of DiCo expertise, which discards using a heavy piping construction to chill the batteries and replaces it with the precept of air cooling. This considerably reduces the burden of the automotive.
The EV’s mild weight not solely makes it extra environment friendly but in addition allows its excessive pace. The Ekonk boasts a pointy nostril within the entrance, which is an aerodynamic function that helps the automotive lower by air with out a lot resistance. On the left aspect of the driving force’s seat is an air vent that pops out of the physique to ship air to the batteries. In the course of the check, the Ekonk did a 0–100kmph dash in 2.54 seconds, making it one of many quickest accelerating automobiles on the earth.
The automotive’s look is as dramatic as its purposeful options. It’s got full-width LED lights bars on it, one within the entrance and 5 within the rear. The automotive’s rear wheels are lined and flaunt the phrase “Ek”, which implies “one” in Hindi. The rear options an open design, maybe for an exit route for its air-cooled battery expertise.