The electric AR.1 weighs 850kg and produces 47kw.Teewave builds an easily replicable, featherweight carbon fiber monocoque. The maximum torque of the Midget was 71.9 Nm (53lb ft) at 3000rpm. The AR.1's electric motor offers a flat horsepower curve starting at 180 Nm of torque at 0 rpm and slowly dropping in a linear, highly predictable manner. Roughly two and a half times the torque, but far more useable and with no gear changes to worry about - there are only three driver inputs, being the brake, the throttle and the steering wheel. Simple to drive, and lots of fun.
The AR.1 has been designed by experts from a new era, and by using extreme lightweight materials to centralise the mass and use the battery bank at the bottom of the car to lower the centre of gravity, plus well controlled and modern suspension geometry, the AR.1 will have a considerable edge in roadholding. According to the press release, the AR.1 has "excellent ride and handling balance".
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