S'pore's first electric hypercar is really what you should drive to impress a date

Lam Min Lee
8 March 2017

Behold Singapore's first electric hypercar, the Vanda Dendrobium, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on Wednesday (March 8).

For starters, its name sounds like a kind of orchid doesn't it? We'll explain in a bit.

This sleek two-seater concept car is designed by local electric car manufacturer Vanda Electrics in partnership with F1 engineering giant Williams Advanced Engineering.

One of the supercar's most striking features is the automatic roof and doors which open like the orchid it is named after. There you go.

It also has a top speed of over 320kmh, and will go from 0 to 100kmh in 2.7 seconds.

Weighing 1,750kg, the Vanda Dendrobium has a composite monocoque chassis, carbon fibre body panels, as well as a honeycomb design on its dashboard, air vents, front grille and headlight bezels. 

While full details of the vehicle have yet to emerge, the supercar is expected to come with a 7-figure price tag. 

With its striking design and unusual place of origin, the Vanda Dendrobium has got several car publications talking even before its unveiling in Switzerland. 

But don't expect this sleek ride to hit the roads soon, as Vanda Electrics says it is first going to gauge the response at the motor show. 

"This electric hypercar may just be a concept for now, but we have every intention of putting it into production. It sits at the top of our range and the production version will be a fitting showcase for the best in design and e-technology," Vanda Electrics CEO Larissa Tan said. 

And if the supercar goes into production, "it will be made in the tens rather than the hundreds," and make an entrance in 2020, Ms Tan told Car Magazine UK in an interview.