Way back during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar debuted with promises that seemed unbelievable. Doubts of whether they would actually be able to deliver on their promised 1,800 horsepower (1,342 kilowatts) and 1,475 pound-feet (2,000 Newton-meters) of torque were rampant. Compounding the issue, after the show, Dendrobium went silent. Until now.
Dendrobium announced that they will be revealing more details about the car, including range and rapid charge time, but in the meantime, interested parties can check the car out at the Salon Prive show at Blenheim Palace from August 20 to September 1. What’s more, Dendrobium announced that they’re ready to go into production. According to the company, the car will be able to reach 60 miles per hour in just 2.7 seconds, and can hit over 200 miles per hour. Part of that power will be the targeted weight on only 3,858 pounds, made possible by the entire body being made of carbon fiber (Dendrobium calls it a “Protocellcarbon Tub”).
The car has a unique and very futuristic design to it. The rear wheels seem almost detached from the main body. When the doors open, they do so in a completely new way, moving up and out. Dendrobium calls the design Bio-Aerial Locomotion, and it is inspired by the dendrobium orchid, a flower native to Singapore and the inspiration for the company’s name.
Whether performance really will be delivered on remains to be seen, but moving into production is a good sign.