An orchid-inspired car, produced by local company Vanda Electrics, is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7.The Dendrobium will be Singapore’s first home-grown supercar — and will be fully electric, the company said in a press release.
The car was developed by Vanda Electrics and Williams Advanced Engineering — famed for its work in Formula One racing.
“Dendrobium is the first Singaporean hypercar and the culmination of Vanda Electrics’ expertise in design and technology. We are delighted to be working with Williams Advanced Engineering, world-leaders in aerodynamics, composites and electric powertrains and Bridge of Weir Leather Company, makers of the finest, lowest-carbon leather in the world,” said Vanda Electrics chief executive officer Larissa Tan.
Technical details for the Dendrobium have been kept at a minimum thus far, however it was reported last year that the car could be propelled by four Yasa electric motors — with a total output of 1,500 horsepower and 4,000 newton-meters of torque. It was also previously reported that the car could hit 100kmh from a standstill in under 2.6 seconds, and hit a top speed of 400 kmh.
Vanda Electrics says the car will utilise “the latest in e-powertrain development”. Its exterior design is said to feature a roof and doors, which will open up in a “synchronised theatrical manner, resembling a fully-opened dendrobium flower, a genus of orchids native to Singapore”.
“The Dendrobium is inspired by nature and rooted in technology, a marriage of design and engineering – I can’t wait to reveal the car to the world in March,” said Ms Tan.
Further details of the Dendrobium will be revealed in the coming months, said the company.