Feeds

Venturi shows eight-motor electric sportster

Hand-made in Monaco

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

'Leccy Tech Gallic moteur maker Venturi has taken the wraps off the result of its co-development effort with tyre company Michelin: un sportster electrique avec two motors in each wheel.

Venturi Volage

Venturi's Volage: hugs the road, actively

The four-wheel drive Volage uses one motor for drive, the other for "active" suspension that makes for "total adaptation to the type of road surface".

Venturi Volage

A 'cabin for the digital age', apparently

"The Venturi Volage represents in its road holding, drivability and silent functioning, the summation of today's automotive technology," the company boasted.

The Volage is clad in carbon fibre which goes some way to explain how the machine can go from 0-60mph in under five seconds. The whole thing weighs 1075kg and has that mass distributed in the "ideal" ratio of 45 per cent at the front and 55 per cent at the back.

Venturi Volage

It's all in the wheels

It's powered by lithium polymer batteries, apparently, which are liquid cooled and good for 199 miles (320km) of driving at an average speed of 56mph (90k/h).

Want one? You'll have to wait until 2012, when it'll be offered by Venturi as a "limited series of models". Like Venturi's current electric sportscar, the Fétish, the Volage will be hand-made in Monaco, so expect it it so you'd better start saving now.

Venturi Volage Photo Gallery

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Our LOHAN spaceplane ballocket Kickstarter climbs through £8000
Through 25 per cent but more is needed: Get your UNIQUE rewards!
Software bug caught Galileo sats in landslide, no escape from reality
Life had just begun, code error means Russia's gone and thrown it all away
LOHAN tunes into ultra long range radio
And verily, Vultures shall speak status unto distant receivers
SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk
No injuries or near injuries. Flight stayed in designated area
Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico
I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me. But at least I can find my way with ESA GPS by 2017
EOS, Lockheed to track space junk from Oz
WA facility gets laser-eyes out of the fog
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.