Electric track car Apex AP-0 equipped with autopilot

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Electric track car Apex AP-0 equipped with autopilot

At a special event in London Hong Kong firm Apex Motors unveiled a concept electric track car AP-0. Lightweight Dogdore, allowed on ordinary roads, developed in cooperation with renowned British designer, guy Colborne and equipped with an autopilot the third level.

The basis of the Apex AP-0 – carbon monocoque modular subframes and the Central “spine” that connects the front and rear of the car. Pendant – height-adjustable stand and rod pushers in the style of a Formula 1 car. Luxury cars fitted wheels in size 19 and 20 inches (front and rear respectively) and brakes with 360 and 340-millimeter discs uglerodosoderzhaschie. At length AP-0 718 comparable with Porsche Cayman, but wider and lower German sports car. Weight – 1200 pounds.

In appearance Apex AP-0 there are references to Formula-1 and limanowski prototypes. A special form of the bottom allows you to create a machine under the low pressure zone, more pressing pressing dvuhdverka to the ground when cornering. The ground clearance of 95 mm.

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Powerplant “Apex” consists of mounted on the rear axle electric motor and lithium-ion battery 90 kilowatt-hours. It is installed under the floor and weighs 550 pounds. The electric motor produces 658 HP and 580 Nm of torque, driving the track car to a hundred in 2.3 seconds – this time can boast, for example, 1842-horsepower Hennessey Venom F5. Maximum speed is stated at 306 kilometers per hour.

The reserve AP-0 is 515 kilometers (WLPT). The battery supports charging power up to 350 kW and is filled to 80 percent in just 15 minutes. When using a regular 22-kilowatt terminal it will take eight hours.

In salon electric “Apex” fitted with carbon fiber seats-buckets. The wheel is made of milled aluminum and carbon fiber.

One of the features of Apex AP 0 – mounted on the longitudinal stabilizer lidar, scanning the space around the vehicle to generate detailed three-dimensional maps. Lidar “sees” 100 meters ahead in all weather conditions, helping the driver assistance systems (ADAS) to more accurately identify potential threats.

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Part of the ADAS is also Level 3-autopilot with lane control and adaptive cruise, which in the future can be extended via the firmware. In addition, the electric vehicle equipped with a holographic display, augmented reality and virtual racing coach.

Production Apex AP-0 to a not yet built factory in Surrey, UK, will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022. The starting price of the supercar will be 150 000 pounds.

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