World Monitor Magazine April 2017 - Page 102

trend locator Vanda Dendrobium Vanda Dendrobium, an electric hypercar developed by Singapore-based Vanda Electrics and Williams Advanced Engineering from the UK, made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. This is the company’s first car, which looks incredible but might never make it to the market. The whole purpose of the vehicle is to build interest and awareness in the brand, but if the reaction received in Geneva is good, the Vanda Dendrobium will go into production, but only a limited number of vehicles will be made — less than 100. A lot of the details like the power, range, and the powertrain configuration are currently unknown, as they have not been finalized yet. However, we do know that the vehicle will have a top speed of around 200 mph and should go from 0 to 60 in as little as 2.6 seconds. Supercar Vengeance Last year, British designer Afzal Kahn presented the Supercar Vengeance based on the Aston Martin DB9. Powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine generating 517 hp, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 295 kph. This year Kahn is unveiling the Vengeance Volante. Prepared on the basis of materials by 98 world monitor