Electric Italian Hypercar expected to Hit 200 mph Under 10s

Fulminea’s four electric motors deliver 1.5 MW of power (2040 hp); hypercar will attempt to break the record at the legendary Nurburgring

Fulminea (“Lightning Fast”) is a project by Automobili Estrema, a company founded in 2020 by entrepreneur Gianfranco Pizzuto and headquartered in Modena-Italy, home of many of the world’s most legendary automobile brands. 

A World’s First

Fulminea will become the first car to use an innovative hybrid battery package that combines Lion cells with solid-state electrode and ultracapacitors. This pack generates 100 kWh to power four electric motors producing a total power output 1.5 MW (2.040 hp). 

The Fulminea marks a new era of electric cars. A machine with all the characteristics and performance of a race car, high-performance, cutting-edge technology and premium materials such as the latest-generation of carbon fiber, the Fulminea represents the beginning of an entirely new generation of electric cars. But with the big exception that instead of a combustion engine the Fulminea features a world’s first fully electric powertrain with innovative solutions: it is the first car in the world to use a “hybrid” battery pack that uses solid-state cells produced by ABEE (Avesta Battery Energy Engineering) and ultra-capacitors, elements that provide the energy boost needed to unleash the power of the four electric motors. The initial production is already underway. It will be limited to 61 cars and have a price tag of 1.961.000 euros.

The Mission

Fulminea will attempt to break the lap record for an electric car on the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany, known as the “Nordschleife,” or “The Green Hell,” in September 2023. In June 2023, the first production model will go on sale.

Automobili Estrema launched a crowdfunding campaign in support of the costs associated with such an effort. The goal is to create a documentary about the entire process, from inception to the race at Nordschleife. The viewer will be able see the making of Fulminea from February to October 2023, nine months and nine episodes. Join the mission here.

Technology

The battery pack was developed and manufactured in collaboration with IMECAR Elektronik. 4 electric motors distribute the power to the wheels, allowing the Fulminea’s acceleration from 0-60 km/h to 320 km/h within a matter of seconds. The battery pack has a capacity of 100 kWh with an expected range – according to the WLTP cycle – of 520 km. The hybrid battery uses prismatic solid-state batteries to make use of cell to pack technology. It has a record energy density at 500 Wh/kg (equivalent to 1.2kWh/l) and a battery weight just 300 kg. The total weight is 1,500 kg. 

In addition, thanks to the collaboration with Electra Vehicle, the BMS (Battery Management System) is supported by a software called “EVE-Ai” which constantly and actively optimizes the power demand between the two energy systems to maximize the efficiency and performance of the car by customizing the control strategy according to the operating environment, battery conditions and driving style.

Battery Technology

The high-performance hybrid hybrid battery pack will deliver unprecedented energy density and power output. Fulminea’s total curb weight will be kept below 1.500 kg (3.307 lb).

Light Emotion

Fulminea’s unique design is being preserved when it comes to the creation of new functionality and design features for the front or rear tail lights.

·     4 ELECTRIC MOTORS

·     320 KM/H (200 MPH) IN LESS THAN 10 SECONDS

·     1,5 MW TOTAL PEAK POWER

·     520+ KM EXPECTED WLTP RANGE

Engine

·     Power – 1.5 MW (2,040 hp)

·     AWD – Torque Vectoring

·     Weight – 1,500 kg (3,300 lb)

·     0 – 320 km/h (200 mph) < 10s

·     Battery capacity > 100 kWh

·     HPC DC Charge 10% – 80% < 15 min

·     Battery runtime (WLTP) < 520 km (325 mi)

·     Dimensions

o  Length: 4.683 m

o  Width: 2.052 m

o  Height: 1.148 m

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