2017 Geneva Motor Show – Dendrobium by Vanda Electrics
It seems that the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is full of surprises, with the arrival of the Dendrobium by Vanda Electrics representing a bold statement. This track-focused, electric, two-seat hypercar was developed in cooperation with Williams – which says a lot – and is Singapore’s first supercar. The technology and engineering services division of the Williams Group went for a minimalist approach to the interior and exterior designs, worthy of attention thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fiber.
There are no rear-view mirrors to talk about since they’ve been replaced by side cameras connected to two displays located in proximity to a central digital screen. All the control buttons inside boast a hexagonal shape, but no one knows exactly what they are meant to do, considering this is strictly a concept car. As such, there are no performance figures to focus on, although the company is speculating about a top speed of over 200 mph (322 km/h) and 0 to 60 mph (0-96 kph) times of around 2.7 seconds. If this car ever reaches the production line it will feature two inboard-mounted electric motors per axle, with a single-speed gearbox and a differential at the front, not to mention a multi-speed gearbox and differential at the rear. We’ll just have to wait and see what people think of it.