When you think of high performance sports cars, the tiny European country of Liechtenstein isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind. But if NanoFlowcell AG (the landlocked nation’s techy fuel cell firm) keeps putting out blisteringly fast electric supercars, perhaps that too will change.
This is the group’s latest design. It’s called the Quant F, and if you’re up on your niche electric supercar news, it’s an evolution of the headline-snatching Quant e-Sportlimousine from last year that could (in)famously run on salt water. This version does one better, however. Whereas the Quant E had around 900 horsepower to play with, the Quant F raises the bar to an eye-watering 1,075 horsepower.
The dizzying figures don’t stop there either. The gullwing Quant F will accelerate up to a heady 186 mph, and achieve an all-electric range of about 500 miles. The source of its immense potential? Ionic fluid.
Peel back the layers of its body and carbon fiber monocoque chassis and you’ll find a highly advanced fuel cell.
According to the company, instead of using a more conventional automotive fuel cell (like you’d find in the Honda FCX), the Quant F features two 66-gallon tanks full of ionic fluids (one positively charged and one negatively charged).
The resultant reaction generates voltage, which drives four electric motors positioned at each wheel.
NanoFlowcell says the electric motors shuttle power to all four wheels under everyday conditions, but stick your foot hard down and the front axle is declutched to vector all that power to the rear wheels…we presume in a very squeally and slidey fashion.
If you want one, you’ll have to wait a little while. NanoFlowcell will debut the Quant F in full next month at the Geneva Motor Show and will subsequently begin crash testing the cars in the US and Germany soon after. As far as pricing goes, your guess is as good as ours…but most likely very, very expensive.