Canadian electric vehicle manufacturer Daymak has unveiled the first in its new series of electric vehicles which also happens to be the automaker’s its first three-wheeled electric car. Dubbed the Daymak Spiritus, the new EV is said to be “world’s fastest three-wheel electric car.”
The lighting-fast three-wheeled EV will be offered in two different performance levels. The Spiritus Ultimate will be capable of reaching a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h). It has a claimed 0-60 mph time in an unheard of 1.8 seconds thanks to an all-wheel-drive design that peaks at 147 kW (197 hp) of power. It will come equipped with a 80 kWh battery which allows for a 300 miles (482 km) range.
The Spiritus Deluxe won’t go as fast or as far considering its smaller 36 kWh battery which allows for 180 miles (300 km) of range. The Deluxe model will be able to reach a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h) and complete 0-60 mph in a reasonable 6.9 seconds using its 75 kW (100 hp) power. Whether the Deluxe model will use front or rear-wheel drive remains unclear.
As for pricing, the Deluxe version’s promotional price starts at $19,995 while the Ultimate model’s price climbs quite a bit to a surprising $149,995
In regards to saftey, both the Deluxe and the Ultimate Spiritus models will feature four airbags, three-point seat belts, scissor-style opening doors, a small solar panel for trickle charging, and built-in alarm systems.
The three-wheeled EV will also feature carbon fiber bodywork, wireless charging, autonomous driving, automatic opening doors, and a “Traction and suspension system.” But we’ll have to see how many of these features come to fruition once it hits production considering the car doesn’t exist quite yet. However, judging from the phot below, it appears they have a working prototype:
Daymak hopes to bring the new EV to production at its factory in Toronto and is taking reservations to support such. According to the automaker, we should see both Spiritus models coming off production lines in 2023.