DEUS finally took the wraps off its upcoming electric hypercar, the Vayanne, at the New York International Auto Show today. The product of a collaboration between the Austrian company, Williams Advanced Engineering, and Italdesign, the hypercar should be powerful and exclusive enough for any enthusiast out there, but will its looks impress?
The automaker predicts that the Vayanne will make more than 2,200 hp (1,640 kW/2,230 PS) thanks to a vehicle platform created by Williams Advanced Engineering, which should allow it to accomplish some pretty impressive feats. DEUS wants the car to be able to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 1.99 seconds and then continue accelerating all the way to a top speed of more than 248 mph (400 km/h).
Despite those monumental performance figures, it has been designed with practicality in mind, too. DEUS says that it will have 4.7-inches (12 cm) of ground clearance to get over any speed bump and will have ample storage space. Indeed, practicality was as important as performance in the creation of this vehicle. That same measured approach was taken to the exterior design, which was accomplished with the help of Italdesign.
The automaker says that the front and rear grilles were designed to look like the infinity loop while geometric shapes throughout the rest of the vehicle speak to the geometric precision of the vehicle.
Inside, meanwhile, DEUS has not opted for a vegan interior but has chosen the most sustainably produced leather it can find because of what it calls a commitment to zero waste for a circular economy model. A fully digital instrument cluster and control display, meanwhile, mark this out as a thoroughly modern vehicle and trim pieces that appear to be sinking into infinity help define the interior of the car.
First deliveries of the DEUS Vayanne are expected to begin in 2025 but you might want to get your order in before then because the company plans to build just 99 of these all-electric hypercars.