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Koenigsegg Quant : 2009

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n/a two electrical AC induction electric motors 512.0 n/a
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Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg and NLV Solar AG, a pioneer in photovoltaics and accumulator technology, have joined forces to create the Quant.


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2009 Koenigsegg Quant.

The brainchild of this marriage of power and energy is a four-seater solar electric car. A full-scale model was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Salon, with the two companies currently working on running prototypes to scale up for series production.

Two companies, one vision.
The project was born when NLV Solar AG commissioned the environmentally aware Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg to develop and design a “car of the future”, incorporating NLV Solar’s groundbreaking, proprietary technology in the felds of photovoltaics and accumulators.

In 2008, the two companies signed a co-operation agreement to create a test vehicle for a unique propulsion system which makes optimum use of the solar technologies developed by NLV Solar AG, allied with an innovative accumulator unit. The groundbreaking thin-flm solar-cell coating is being implemented in one of Koenigsegg’s signature avant-garde designs.

Groundbreaking technology.
The advances in electric power generation and storage, combined with the aerodynamic, futuristic Koenigsegg design and engineering, will enable the NLV Quant to charge the FAES(Flow Accumulator Energy Storage) to full capacity in 20 minutes and give the vehicle a range of 500 kilometres. The additional power input from the invisible, thin-flm photovoltaic coating that covers the body of the car, further increases the range potential.

The revolutionary solar and FAES systems enable the design of a fully electrical vehicle, rather than relying on more commonplace hybrid solutions. This also simplifes the drive train layout and packaging, as only one propulsion system is needed.

Given the size of the The NLV Quant, it has an unusually low frontal surface of around 2 m2. This, combined with a drag coeffcient of around CD 0.27 and the efficiency of the FAES, will enable the car to cover long distances between charges.

Style and substance.
The ingenious Koenigsegg design provides a unique blend of supercar looks and the space of a traditional luxury sedan. The car will carry four large adults in comfort and also feature a spacious boot at the rear.

The gull-wing doors set the NLV Quant apart from any other four-seaters on the market. As well as being a stylish feature, they also make entry to the car more ergonomic, thanks to the lack of B-pillars.

They provide easy access to both the front and rear passenger seats. The unique split side-lite feature allows all passenger to open and close the front and rear side windows separately, despite the fact that there is only one door per side.

Unique features as standard.
The NLV Quant is rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel brake regeneration, ABS and ESP. It is powered by two electrical AC induction electric motors with variable frequency drive and in-line planetary step down drive, one for each rear wheel. The twin-motor design eliminates the need for bevel gears or a differential, further simplifying the lay-out and giving constant and controlled power proportioning to the rear wheels, in both drive and coast mode.

The projected curb weight of 1780 kg is very light considering that it is a battery-powered, four-seater, luxury performance car. This is partly due to the two-motor installation which weighs in at only 140 kg – a remarkable achievement considering the power output of 512 hp and maximum torque of 715 nm which allows the Quant to deliver 0–100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 275 km/h. Another reason for the car’s low weight is the utilisation of a carbon-fibre monotube backbone chassis, construction, which houses the FAES system safely inside the centreline of the car at the lowest possible position, bringing down the centre of gravity and central mass point. The FAES only weigh around 450 kg and contain no hazardous material or heavy metals.

Features.
• Range of up to 500 km thanks to the new FAES technology, with rapid charging and unlimited charging cycles
• Thin-flm photovoltaic coating of car body
• Asynchronous motor technology
• Minimised running and manufacturing costs thanks to new technology
• Optimised safety
• Carbon chassi and Aluminium/carbon body.
• Unique/functional design, vehicle comfort and loading capacity

Preliminary Specs.
• Power: 512 bhp
• Torque: 715 nm
• 0–100 km/h: 5.2 seconds
• Top speed: 275 km/h
• Curb weight: 1780 kg
• Wheelbase 3102 mm
• Track – Front: 1730 mm Rear: 1729 mm
• Wheels/Tires – Front: 245/35 - 22” , Rear: 265/35 - 22” - low friction tires by Michelin
• Width: 2016 mm incl rear-view mirrors, Length: 4879 mm, Height: 1335 mm
• Rear-wheel drive
• Four-wheel brake regeneration
• Minimum 6 smart airbags, ABS and ESP
• 3 infotainment panels(one in front, two for the rear)
• Adjustable rear seats
• 3 zone Climate Control system
• Large leg room in the rear
• LED front and rear lights
• Body covered in NLV photovoltaic thin flm solar coating
• NLV mobile redox Flow Accumulator Energy Storage system - FAES
• Space for 4 full grown individuals
• Price: TBD

Car of the future.
The NLV Quant is proof that cutting-edge supercars can combine speed, comfort and enjoyment with environmental integrity. And perhaps most crucially, given the supply vulnerability and price volatility of oil-based automotive fuels, it implements the mobile energy technology of the future. The new car reinforces Koenigsegg’s position at the forefront of innovative high-end automotive design and manufacture, with a conscious mind. It also provides a showcase for NLV Solar’s groundbreaking work in developing applications for photovoltaic technology.

Involved Parties:
Project Leader/Car concept: Christian von Koenigsegg,, Nunzio La Vecchia
Design Lead: Christian von Koenigsegg, Nunzio La Vecchia
Designer: Joachim Nordwall
Modelling/Surfacing/Designwork: Efraim Tangen
Physical Modelling: Victor Rosenvinge, Ketil Humlekjaer, Remi Andersen

Partners/Suppliers:
Ekerdesign, J. Nordwall Design, Arturo La Vecchia, Zartus Production, Michelin

(source: Koenigsegg)


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2009 Koenigsegg Quant.

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2009 Koenigsegg Quant interior.

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2009 Koenigsegg Quant interior.

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2009 Koenigsegg Quant.

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COMMENTS
marro23084 days ago

Bad-ass. This makes for some good ammunition when arguing with people about electricity being the automotive fuel of the future. It's amazing how quickly battery technology is evolving now that there are serious profits to be made from it. I wonder how far the range would be without the expensive solar-cells? Or maybe that coating isn't expensive?

Now about that name...

loveit3038 days ago

iloveit..!!!

wallpapers3034 days ago

nice car..i really love the new design being popularized by koenigseg,,they truly are one of the greatest..

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