karma sc2 electric supercar concept can produce 1,100 horsepower, goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds

Karma SC2 electric supercar concept can produce 1,100 horsepower, goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds

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Karma Automotive is known for its sleek luxury cars. But it is now integrating these fancy designs with some thumping power to give you an adrenaline rush. The California-based startup has unveiled a new electric car that can from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 1.9 seconds. The SC2 concept can do this because it produces 1,100 horsepower. The Chinese-backed startup also unveiled Revero GTS concept vehicle at the LA Auto Show. It is similar to Revero GT but has modified interior touches and boasts more performance. The spectacular performance and stunning looks of SC2 show what Karma can do in the near future.  These news designs have been unveiled under the strategy that it wants to become a design and technology incubator that supplies it to others.

Karma CEO Lance Zhou has termed SCE as a ‘signpost’ to the company’s future. ‘We are an open platform which serves as a testbed for new technologies and partnerships. We want to provide design, engineering, technology, and customization resources to others,” Zhao said.  The twin electric motors mounted at the rear of the car delivers 1,100 horsepower with 10,500 pound-feet of torque. This concept can keep the vehicle on the road for 350 miles. It has I-shaped 120 kilowatt-hour battery that has been placed in the center tunnel beneath the dashboard and seats. The vehicle has a push-rod operated racing suspension and carbon-ceramic brakes along with a Karma torque vectoring gearbox.

The coolness quotient of the concept vehicle gets a boost with its convertible with scissor doors. Well, this is not the only flashy feature of this concept car. Long-range radars, FMCW lida sensors, cameras are some of the features which hints towards autonomous driving future. According to the concept, the driver would be able to enter the vehicle through facial recognition and fingerprint sensors. Glasses will have elector chromatic shifts for light sensitivity and privacy. This innovative technology can be integrated into several vehicles and can change the driving experience soon.