Proving that the 2019 EV Mark Zero concept was more than a flight of fancy, startup EV Piech Automotive announced that its Aston Martin-style sports car has entered testing phase ahead of its 2024 launch.
The proportions of the long bonnet and short deck are much closer to something like the Aston Martin Vantage, and the rather bland styling is surprisingly traditional given the high-tech electric powertrain under its skin.
One engine on the front axle and a pair of rear-running ones provide 600 horsepower. with., which, according to the company, is enough for a speed from zero to 62 miles per hour in 3.0 seconds. This might be a conservative estimate given that the Piech assumes a curb weight of around 1800kg, making it significantly lighter than most EVs.
Pieh claims this feat is possible thanks to the lightweight pouch cell technology from Chinese company Desten, which makes batteries that are lighter, run cooler, and can charge faster than conventional alternatives. The company says the GT can be charged from zero to 80 percent in just eight minutes and, when fully charged, provides a range of 311 miles.
The power supply is located in the center of the vehicle and across the rear axle rather than on the floor to ensure good weight distribution and a low sitting position. Peach says the car’s architecture is completely flexible so it can be easily adapted for other uses, openly admitting she’s working on a Piech SUV and a sports sedan.