> New sports car EV
> Founded by the son of Ferdinand Piëch
> Claimed 600bhp
> Range of 311 miles
> Production set for 2024
What do we have here? An all-new car manufacturer aiming to produce a performance EV – join the club. However, something that adds credence to this scenario is that this company was founded by Toni Piech, son of the late Volkswagen Group mastermind Ferdinand Piech.
What a beautiful car. There’s an elegance to it that sits somewhere between an Aston Martin and a Jaguar, don’t you think? It’s curvaceous and characterful, celebrating rounded surfaces as opposed to harsh lines. One of the most handsome EVs? Quite possibly.
We’ve got nothing on the 2024 Piech GT’s interior at this point in time. No images, no details, no hint at tech. However, we do know that the GT will be a two-seater akin to the Jaguar F-Type, although, there looks to be space for a 2+2 option similar to that found in a Porsche 911.
We’d expect the interior to be as sophisticated as its exterior design.
Again, details are scarce in this department, but from the images released we do get an idea of how much space will be on offer. Behind the front seats appears to be a pair of Porsche 911 inspired jump seats, or sizeable storage space for luggage. Being an EV, the cabin architecture should allow for plenty of space.
While this sports car shares some design traits with an F-Type, it lacks the Jaguar’s hatchback opening. There’s a large boot lid section, but it would appear that its rear glass remains fixed in place. While this should boost structural rigidity, it could make loading the boot more difficult.
We actually first saw the 2024 Piech GT as the Mark Zero concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, but things have moved on considerably since then. This car uses new pouch cell technology to help reduce its overall weight, with said batteries arrange for optimum weight distribution. The new battery type claims to be able to cool more efficiently and charge faster. In fact, the GT can charge from 0-80% in just 8 minutes with 100% granting a predicted 311-mile range.
The Piech GT is given all-wheel drive via three electric motors, two at the rear and one on the front axle. Combined these motors are good for 600bhp and can accelerate the car from 0-62mph in just 3 seconds.
Don’t expect to see the Piech GT on the road just yet, not in its finished guise anyway. Testing on public roads has just begun, and there’s plenty of development work to do between now and its official launch in 2024.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but expect this car to be on the premium end of the spectrum thanks to its innovative tech. Come 2024 it will face strong competition from Jaguar and Porsche.