Austrian firm to unveil electric hypercar concept in New York

A new Austrian automaker will unveil a concept electric hypercar at the New York Auto Show in April, calling it “ultra-limited” and “high-performance”.

Vienna-headquartered Deus Automobiles developed the model in partnership with Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE).

It says the car will aim to “stand out in the increasingly competitive hypercar sector”, offering a combination of “innovative concepts in terms of luxury performance and exclusivity”.

There is no indication of the type of powertrain that will underpin the car. So far, all that has been shared is a preview image of a lightbar.

Deus said Italdesign provided “strategic and technical support” to integrate new technologies, while WAE provided advanced and electrification technologies.

Last year, Italdesign and WAE began offering companies a set of “turnkey” high-performance electric vehicles.

The two companies claimed that the architecture would be suitable for crossovers, sedans and GTs, created from recycled composite materials and aluminum.

WAE Business Development Manager Dyrr Ardash suggested it had the potential to support cars that would be “top notch in terms of dynamics and mass”.

It can be fitted with two, three or four electric motors and support battery sizes of up to 160 kWh for a potential range of up to 620 miles.

Michael J. Chiaramonte