LVCHI Venere Debuts at 2018 Geneva Auto Show
The LVCHI Venere concept car debuted at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show to pleasing reviews. Though the electric car market is teeming with new concepts, the LVCHI Venere stands apart for a couple reasons;
1) Its clearly capable of competing with the Tesla Model S, and rather than being a mock up concept, its production ready.
2) The Venere is beautiful, as Jalopnik relates; it is dubbed the “4 door limousine”.
3) Who is LVCHI? This Chinese start up seems to have emerged out of nowhere!
Who is LVCHI?
Though LVCHI may appear to have emerged out of nowhere, it has been facilitated by I.D.E.A Institute, ( Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering) which originated in Italy in 1978. They have designed for Alfa Romeo, Fiat and more. The LVCHI Venere has clearly been in the works for some time.
Though LVCHI is considered a Chinese company, its clear this is an international effort. When viewing the promo video for the Venere, you may conclude that had something to do with the culturally diverse video styling.
The Venere has some pretty impressive stats. It was designed “according to the criteria used in the design and manufacture of Gran Turismo vehicles”. According to LVCHI Auto the frame is manufactured integrally, i.e. using the roof as a collaborative structural component. It is the first four-door four-seater with such characteristics. The vehicle has all wheel drive and innovative aerodynamics solutions have been employed to reduce drag and ensure efficiency.
This sporty luxury car can go 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, has a top speed of 167mph, a range of 405mi and a maximum torque of 1,540Nm. The vehicle also includes Level 3 Autonomous Driving (with level 4 autonomous driving in the works).
As mentioned earlier, this high performance EV is ready to roll. Every aspect of this concept car has been designed and produced with manufacturing scheduled to start as early as 2019.