Billed as Singapore’s first ever ‘hypercar’, this is Dendrobium and if this image is anything it certainly looks quite striking – like a modern take on the Batmobile.
Making its global debut on March 7 at the Geneva Motor Show, the high performance two-seater concept is the brainchild of Singapore electric mobility experts Vanda Electrics and promises to blend striking design with the latest in e-powertrain development.
Vanda Electrics has engaged Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services division of the Williams Group (which also includes Williams Martini Racing) as its technical partner to build the Dendrobium concept and assist in future project development.
Features include automatic roof and doors, which open in a synchronised, theatrical manner, like a fully-opened dendrobium flower – hence the name – which is a genus of orchids native to Singapore.
The interior of the Dendrobium also features Scottish leather from Bridge of Weir Leather Company, which sources the best hides from the best heritage breeds and which has also adopted the very latest technology. The result is the lowest carbon tannery and leather product in the world.
Marking the latest step in Vanda Electrics’ global strategy for zero emissions vehicles, the Dendrobium follows on from a commercial vehicle (http://vandaelectrics.com/pro-anttruck) and e-scooter (http://motochimp.com). Further Dendrobium details will be revealed in the coming months.
Explains Vanda Electrics CEO Larissa Tan:
“Dendrobium is the first Singaporean hypercar and the culmination of Vanda Electrics’ expertise in design and technology. The Dendrobium is inspired by nature and rooted in technology, a marriage of design and engineering.”