This is the P1-E, a new British electric sports car created by former McLaren designer Jim Dowle.
The two-seat P1-E is a development of a petrol-powered model first revealed at the beginning of last year.
It’s inspired by the Lancia Stratos and Lotus Exige, but gets Mercedes SLR-style doors.
This new electric version of the P1 is powered by lithium-ion batteries, will reach 60mph in a claimed 2.9sec and will have a limited top speed of 130mph. The body will be made of lightweight composite panels over a carbonfibre and aluminium tub. The whole car will weigh 1055kg and have a range of 230 miles.
Dowle wants to place the emphasis of his new car on its handling. “A big part is to produce something people want to drive,” he said. “We hope it will raise the bar for electric vehicles.”
The P1-E will use a four-wheel-drive system to harness the 590lb ft of torque developed by the electric motors at either end of the chassis, with combined output for the twin motors expected to be 290kW (389bhp).