It’s been a year since the public last heard of Anton Piëch’s sports car project, at the time the start-up’s first car was still called the Mark Zero. Now it is becoming apparent that the electric sports car will trade under the Piëch GT2. But even that should only be a project name. Technically, the team around one of the 13 children of the Automobil-Patriarc confirms hen Ferdinand Piëch what it had announced. For some details, the designers even revealed details.
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Own the battery a range of 500 kilometers according to the WLTP standard. In addition, it can be charged to 80 percent capacity in under five minutes, the makers write on their website. That would be a very good value. The GT owes this to the new battery technology that has found its way into the car. It should be resistant to full throttle, so it shouldn’t heat up even under high stress. Piëch claims to have developed a special fast charger with the Chinese company Qingdao Tgood Electric to achieve this time. It has its own charging network in China, but not in this country – plugs and technology are said to be incompatible. When asked, you learn that the Piëch GT needs eight minutes for this process if it is charged by a European CCS2 fast charging station. The TÜV confirms that the battery does not even heat up by 15 degrees Celsius when charging with 350 kilowatts.
Three engines bring the GT up to speed
The sports car should accelerate from a standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in less than three seconds. This is made possible by three engines, each with 150 kilowatts t a system output of 450 kilowatts, i.e. 611 hp. A first prototype was already racing around the Memmingen airport. The company’s only branch is located nearby in Benningen. Piëch Automotive is expecting a second prototype next spring. The startup is postponing the start of series production to 2024. Then the GT2 sports car will initially be offered in several variants. In silence it is said that the prices for a copy are around 200,000 euros. Later the company plans to bring out a Grand Tursimo with four seats, the GT4.