Unsurprisingly, there is a demand for ultra-high-end, all-terrain supercars, as there has always been a market for exclusive, high-performance vehicles.
Laffite Automobili is stepping into the fray with an all-electric offering, which is a sign that electric vehicles are gaining popularity and acceptance in the industry.
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It will be interesting to see how the Atrax HyperSUV compares to super premium off-roaders like the Porsche 911 Dakar and Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato.
It will also be worth keeping an eye on the technological innovations that Laffite Automobili incorporates into the Atrax HyperSUV, as electric vehicles are known for pushing the boundaries of performance and efficiency.
The introduction of the Atrax HyperSUV is a testament to the ongoing evolution of the automotive industry. It will be exciting to see how it fares in the market.
Laffite Automobili, founded by Pascal Cohen and Bruno Laffite, is a company based in Turin that aims to produce high-performance race cars homologated for the road, all powered by fully-electric powertrains and endowed with luxurious features. The company recently unveiled three new models, including the Atrax HyperSUV, the LM1, and the Barchetta Coupe.
The HyperSUV has garnered significant attention due to its unique construction as the first SUV to feature a central carbon monocoque paired with an advanced pushrod-equipped double wishbone suspension setup and off-road wheels equipped with Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires.
The HyperSUV also features a race-inspired carbon-clad luxury interior with a unique 2+1 seating configuration and a fixed driver’s seat. The vehicle weighs in at 4,850 lbs and features a trio of hydraulic suspension settings with different ride heights and spring stiffnesses that can all be selected from the steering wheel.
With a wheelbase of 116 inches and a carbon fibre bodywork supplemented by hemp fibre-based composite panels, the vehicle measures 196 inches in length and 78.7 inches in width, with flared carbon wheel arches, a mobile rear wing and diffuser, and a spider-like structure on the back deck lid that holds the spare wheel and tire and doubles as a hydraulic system for lifting.
The Atrax is powered by an electric powertrain that generates 1,151 horsepower and 1,844ft-lbs of torque, with a top speed of 150mph and a 0-60mph time of 3.8 seconds. The powertrain is mated to a high-strength aluminium gearbox and draws power from a battery with a range of nearly 275 miles and the ability to receive a 20% to 80% charge in only 22 minutes.
Laffite Automobili will produce a Baja and Dakar-grade off-road version of the HyperSUV and a road-going Stradale-spec version of the Atrax. The Laffite Automobili Atrax HyperSuv is an ultra-luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV) produced in a limited edition of just 26 units worldwide.
The starting price of $1,690,000 reflects the exclusivity and high-end nature of the vehicle. With only 26 units produced, the Atrax HyperSuv is a rare and highly sought-after vehicle among car enthusiasts and collectors. Deliveries are set to begin in March of 2024.