The Dendrobium has a stand out design, with unique features including an automatic synchronized roof and doors, resembling a fully-opened dendrobium flower, a genus of orchids native to Singapore. The tear drop shape that forms around the cockpit and ends in the tail is a design feature that has remained a key part of Dendrobium from the initial sketches.
The tapering rear bodywork also leaves little volume for a battery pack. WAE can’t package the battery between the wheels, Tesla-style, because that would push the centre of gravity too high.
As a result, it is likely to feature a relatively small battery pack of 30-50kWh, rather than the 80-100kWh of the Tesla Model S. The power train will be tuned to deliver the project’s two main targets: 200mph and 0-60mph in 2.7sec.
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The interior is designed for the driver as the absolute centre of attention. Contrasting with the predominantly black carbon fibre interior. The bright red body-hugging sports seats feature stitching and motifs inspired by muscle fibres.
In order to meet its target weight of 1750kg, the Dendrobium features a composite monocoque chassis, carbon fibre body panels, carbon ceramic brake discs and lightweight alloy calipers inside 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels, wrapped in Michelin high-performance tyres.
Singapore’s first electric supercar – heck, its first supercar of any kind – should hit the road by 2020. That’s “if Vanda Electrics receives enough positive interest at the Geneva Motor Show,” with an initial run of 10 being the original plan.