Swiss Hypercar – Hybrid Power or All Electric Power
Swiss company Morand Cars aims to launch a new hypercar by 2023 and, although it doesn’t yet have a name, it’s expected to be good for it 1950 horsepower that challenged Evija in all-electric form and about 1,100 horsepower in hybrid form. Both cars need to be able to reach speeds of up to 250 mph, but what drives these claims?
Morand Cars Electric Hypercar
The electric version of the as-yet-named hypercar will feature a 70 kWh battery that will produce a total of 1,400 kW weighing just 400 Kg, including the case, cables and electronics. This low weight application is said to be made possible thanks to “disruptive technology”. Co-founder of the company Benoit Morand said,
“We’re working on a disruptive technology with cells that have an energy density greater than that used in Formula E at around 180kWh / kg,”
The company is aiming for a range of about 178 miles or about 301 km, which is the Grand Prix range, but this is fine as the car is expected to have 8C charging capability. That means charging eight times the capacity of the battery. With a 70 kWh battery, charging with a 350kW charger only takes 12 minutes. If you happen to have a 560 kW charger, charging will only take seven minutes – how fast?
As far as the driveline is concerned, the EV version of the car will have four permanent magnet motors, each of which has torque via a reduction gearbox. With a combined power output of 1,950 horsepower, each motor would be good for about 500 horses. The company has explicitly said it, but it goes without saying that advanced torque vectors will definitely be on the table.
Morand Hybrid Hypercar
The hybrid hypercar from Morand Cars will be very similar to an electric car, but not very powerful. The car will incorporate a bespoke, naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10 that delivers 690 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The seven-speed automatic manual transaxle gearbox will handle the shifting tasks, while the electric motor generator will be positioned in between. Two other bikes will be at the front, one for each wheel. The three motors combined will produce an extra 440 horsepower for a total system output of 1,100 horsepower. According to Morand Cars, the total torque from the three motors was “more than the tire grip it could handle.”
|Machine||naturally aspirated, 5.2 liter V-10 + three electric motors|
|Gas Power||690 HP|
|Gas Torque||400 LB-FT|
|Electric power||440 HP|
|Combined torque||1,100 HP|
|All-electric range||50 miles|
As far as electricity storage goes, Morand Cars is working to develop a battery-supercapacitor combo that helps to produce an output of 300 kW with a capacity of over 4.5 kWh. If you remember, the Lamborghini Sian it also has a supercapacitor, however, it doesn’t really boast any electrical range and it’s design limits the electric mode to parking and reversing only. The Morand hybrid car will have about 31 miles of all-electric range.
Keep Your Weight Regulated
Morand Cars is aiming for a weight of less than 1,250 kg, or about 2,755 pounds, and that’s not easy. Surprisingly, many car parts are made from a material called Amplitex – a lightweight material made by Bcomp, but not as light as carbon fiber. It has proven itself in crash testing, so it happened for that. For now, we believe that the monocoque will consist of carbon fiber, but Bcomp CEO Per Martensson says the Amplitex monocoque is decent but also heavier, so it shouldn’t be used.
“In a monocoque, we will be heavier than carbon fiber, but we will use the material to improve performance and sustainability in the best possible way.”
For what it’s worth Bcomp, in collaboration with Italian engineering firm Ycom, has seen excellent results when testing crash cones for formula cars, so the extra weight added from using materials for body and interior parts is well worth it.
As of now this unnamed Swiss hypercar sounds pretty awesome, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. As of now, none of the prototypes are working, and 2023 isn’t that far off. A hybrid prototype is expected to hit the trajectory by the end of this year, and the EV will appear sometime in 2022. Only 73 cars will be made in total, and both are expected to cost a whopping 2,300,000 Swiss francs or about $ 2,517,928. current exchange rates.