Meet the AIM EV Sport 01, an all-electric sports activities automobile idea that can take its first public drive on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity later this month.
You may be forgiven for not being acquainted with AIM as a result of the EV Sport 01 is definitely its first-ever idea automobile. Based in 1998, the Japanese engineering firm focuses on automotive design and know-how.
The EV Sport 01 was first unveiled in April in Japan and it was effectively acquired, which motivated AIM to discover a possible restricted collection manufacturing run. For now, although, the automobile is present process testing and analysis. The corporate can also be utilizing the idea to check its superior APM200 electrical motor in a dual-motor, real-wheel-drive configuration.
The numbers look promising because the two-seat coupe has a curb weight of simply 3,141 kilos (1,425 kilograms) and is powered by two APM200 motors producing a mixed 483 horsepower (360 kilowatts) and a most torque of 545 pound-feet (740 Newton-meters). The motors are managed by a sophisticated torque vectoring system, and the inverter is rated at 720V enter and 380 kW output.
AIM says the dual-motor powertrain is powered by a laminate rechargeable lithium battery with a capability of 81 kilowatt-hours configured in 4 packs enabling an estimated driving vary of 186 miles (300 km). The corporate does not point out something about efficiency, however it ought to be respectable given the automobile’s low weight, aerodynamic form, and first rate energy.
The automobile is about the identical size as a subcompact automobile at 153.5 inches (3.9 meters), however a lot wider at 74.8 in (1.9 m) and far decrease at 47.2 in (1.2 m). It encompasses a multi-tubular aluminum body chassis with double-wishbone entrance and rear suspension system.
The physique panels are created from a carbon fiber laminate construction and the inside “bathtub” is all carbon fiber. The EV Sport 01 Idea rides on 20-inch wheels with 235/35 ZR20 tires on the entrance and 275/30 ZR20 rear tires.
The small electrical coupe was designed by SN Design Platform, an organization led by Shiro Nakamura, the long-time chief designer at Nissan who oversaw the creation of many fashions together with the GT-R, Dice, Leaf, and others.
“We realized from the spirit of the nice sports activities vehicles of the previous, helped by the RWD configuration and format. I wished to precise dynamism with refined magnificence via a easy, clear design. The EV Sport 01 has minimal kind language and avoids exaggerated and sophisticated surfaces, paying homage to the nice European and Japanese sports activities vehicles of the 1960’s. Provided that inspiration, it’s significantly becoming we will reveal our automobile at Goodwood.”
Shiro Nakamura, president SN Design Platform
The AIM EV Sport 01 will make timed runs on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity (July 13-16) as a part of the “First Look” class.