The extravagant appearance, the straw in the cabin and 2.8 seconds to “hundreds” of such electric cars are the future according to the French.
The company recently announced serial flagship of the DS 9 to the stand of the brand in Geneva will be impressive design named Aero Sport Lounge. Aero is about the body, Sport – talking about power, and Lounge – about the salon.
In length the concept is stretched 5 meters, and asphalt tramples on 23-inch wheels. His extravagant looks might be considered a hint on the future of electric vehicles DS (in any case, the serial application of led “veils” in the head optics almost confirmed), but is fully optimized from the point of view of aerodynamics. Each face, every curve and even the wheel design is intended to regulate the flow of the incoming air.
And coming up he will be with breathtaking speed. Powerplant DS Aero Sport Lounge almost directly borrowed from the racing car DS Techeetah of Formula E: the electric motor of the concept develops 680 HP and accelerates the cross-coupe to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The concept is able to travel without recharging for about 640 km through a 110-kilowatt battery pack.
But not only for its remarkable dynamics of French design: the DS stated that it was and rethink the principles of construction of automotive interiors (although the interior of new items not yet shown). For example, the front panel concept is now devoid of all the usual elements, their replacement became a huge almost horizontal screen, occupying the space between the front uprights. The role the dashboard plays head-up display, and several screens distributed among the passengers side rear view camera.
System control concept you can use buttons with tactile feedback, voice command or gesture, but a kind of “mediator” between man and electronics is a virtual assistant Iris – the personification of the on-Board artificial intelligence. Decorated salon products with ultra-modern materials and conventional straw: marquetry for decoration of the interior was prepared by famous Parisian experts, using in their work methods of the XVII century.
It is obvious that in its current form Aero Sport Lounge series will not go. However, the manual DS has already hinted that if the work is done, it is clearly not in vain: apparently, the firm is set to launch on the market of a electric car, and quite possibly, he received equally extravagant and advanced. To estimate advancement of the concept will be on March 3.