The latest electric startup, Deus Automobiles, has revealed a hypercar with ridiculous horsepower and torque figures and a 99-unit production run planned in 2025.
- The Deus Vayanne is a new electric hypercar promising 2200 horsepower and 1475 pound-feet of torque.
- The Austria-based company claims the Vayanne will be able to hit 62 mph in under two seconds and will achieve a top speed of 248 mph.
- Deus says deliveries will begin in 2025 and only 99 units of the Vayanne will be built.
Yet another electric startup is bursting onto the scene, but this one arrives with some storied names attached. Austria-based Deus Automobiles has unveiled its first vehicle, the electric Vayanne hypercar, at the 2022 New York auto show. Deus has partnered with Italdesign, the design firm founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and Williams Advanced Engineering, an offshoot of the eponymous Formula 1 team, to create the Vayanne, which is due to reach customers in 2025.
Deus calls the Vayanne a “production-oriented concept,” and the company is touting some seriously bonkers performance numbers (along with the footnote that they are “computer-simulated performance, not validated”). No specifics were provided about the number or orientation of the electric motors, but Deus claims the Vayanne produces 2200 horsepower and 1475 pound-feet of torque. Deus says this will propel the Vayanne to 62 mph in less than 1.99 seconds and on to a 248-mph top speed. It’s not yet clear how involved Williams Advanced Engineering has been on the development of the Vayanne’s powertrain, and we will take these claims with a large pile of salt.