The Estrema Fulminea Is An All-Electric Study In Absurdity

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The Italian company Automobili Estrema recently unveiled its Fulminea, a car that may be vaporware, or may be real, or may be something I dreamt and am willing into existence.

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This is an all-electric supercar that may in fact be a hypercar. Estrema says that it will go from zero to 62 mph in two seconds and from zero to 200 mph in under 10 seconds. Estrema says that four electric motors will make over 2,000 horsepower. Estrema says that it will have a WLTP range of 323 miles. Estrema says that it will weigh just 3,307 pounds. Estrema says that its battery will be solid-state and use ultra-capacitors.

And Estrema says that the Fulminea is going to charge real fast too, per Autocar.

“We want to keep the charging rate at the highest possible level,” said CEO Gianfranco Pizzuto. “Our target is 10% to 80% in about 15 minutes.”

Estrema will sell just 61 Fulmineas, for the equivalent of nearly $3 million. Estrema — which, if you hadn’t guessed it by now, means “extreme” in Italian, while Fulminea means “lightning fast” — plans to deliver the cars by late 2023.

This car is absurd on every level, and it’s possible this is the last we’ll ever see of it, given how complicated and expensive it is to make a supercar, even a small batch of them. With every new supercar announced, you get the feeling companies certainly intend to make them, while reserving the right to later say, uh, nevermind. And the Estrema Fulminea isn’t any different.

Still, an absurd electric supercar that may or may not get made from a company that you or I have never heard of until today is the kind of thing the EV world needs. That means the electric future is more or less here.

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DISCUSSION

chrisfurlough
Chris Furlough

Have you heard about *MY* new hypercar project? It’ll have 5000 HP, and go 0-60 in 0.2 seconds. You can’t open the rear trunk, the front trunk, and there’s no storage in the interior as it’s all about track performance. As a matter of fact, to save weight, I removed the door hinges, so you can’t actually get IN it either. Oh, and it’s *SO* exclusive, I’m not going to build ANY of them, so that NO ONE can compete with you when you pay for yours.  (You’ll get an NFT picture of your car in your e-mail box as soon as your payments are processed).

Line starts to the left, Have your cash ready, today only, $5 million each.