The up-coming Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar concept debuted all the way back in the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, drawing tons of praise for its impressive specs, futuristic styling, and all-electric drive train. After turning heads, however, Dendrobium disappeared. Turns out, the company was trying to work out where exactly they should build their all-electric beast. Now we have the answer: the Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar will be built in the United Kingdom.
With this hypercar, Brits will have a machine that they can be proud of. The Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar packs 1,800 bhp and 1,475 pound-feet of torque. Given that crazy amount of power, it should come as no surprise that it can hit 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.7 seconds and tops out at over 200 miles per hour.
The Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar is still in the development phase. Right now, the D-1 is simply too fat (or more accurately, heavy). Designers are trying to get the total weight of the car down to 1,750 kilograms (~3,800 pounds). For a hypercar, this is quite hefty as most weigh under 3,500 pounds. However, for an electric car this would be exceedingly light.
As for that name. The doors on the D-1 hypercar open up upwards and outwards, sort of like a blooming flower. Indeed, “Dendrobium” references an orchid that grows in Singapore. Interestingly, the car was first designed in the mid 90’s by the Singaporean firm Vanda Electrics. However, it’s just now making its way from paper to asphalt.