Vazirani Automotive, an Indian EV company, has unveiled the Ekonk, the country’s fastest single-seater hypercar, which also claims to be one of the world’s fastest accelerating automobiles. With a total weight of 738 kg, the spaceship-like all-electric automobile is also the lightest electric hypercar ever created.
The Ekonk electric hypercar is powered by the EV startup’s new unique battery technology, which substitutes the old complicated liquid cooling method.
It uses a technique called DiCo that enables the batteries to cool directly with the air, without needing liquid cooling. Vazirani claims that this technology makes its EV lighter, faster, safer, and cost-effective as well as increases its range.
The hypercar’s body has been fully made from carbon fiber, helping reduce its weight. The vehicle has been designed to be one of the most aerodynamically fluid cars with one of the lowest drag coefficients for a vehicle of its kind. This is essentially the reason why its rear wheels have been covered.
Ekonk produces a power output of 722hp, almost achieving the one is to one power to weight ratio. The electric hypercar created end-to-end by Vazirani has also been tested at the recently inaugurated Naxtrax high-speed vehicle testing facility near Indore. It achieved a top speed of 309 kmph and a 0-100 kmph acceleration of 2.54 seconds.
The data and technical learnings derived from Ekonk will be implemented by the company on the production version of Shul, India’s first hypercar concept that was revealed at the Goodwood Festival in the UK. Vazirani might later come up with a limited series production of Ekonk for customers to purchase.
The word ‘Ekonk’ in the Indian scriptures means ‘the beginning of the divine light.’ The electric vehicle denotes the beginning of a new era for the automaker. “With the advent of electric vehicles, companies around the world have to start from a blank canvas. This is the perfect time for India to innovate, develop and pioneer this EV era,” said Chunky Vazirani, Founder and CEO of Vazirani-Automotive.