it is safe to say the Rimac Nevera will not be the only EV hypercar to be on the market in the near future, while the Nevera is going into production in the imminent future, we get another all-electric hypercar that wants to attract customers with a projected production start in 2025, which happens to be the same period Lamborghini is planning to unveil their EV GT model, but back to this white lady from Austria, made by DEUS Automobiles, the Vayanne will make her world debut at the New York International Auto Show.
The power output of this new hypercar on the EV scene is predicted to reach 2,200 hp (1,640 kW) compared to the 1,914 hp found in the Rimac Nevera, which let’s face it, is the main competitor at this period in time, and while we’ll eventually be seeing 150 units of the latter, there will only be 99 DEUS Vayanne built in three years, and the comparison continues with the top speed figure, the Nevera can do 258 mph (412 km/h) while the Vayanne is just listing ‘more than’ 248 mph (400 km/h), so they will be very close indeed.
And that continues with the all-important acceleration figures, the Rimac Nevera can do 0 to 60 mph in just 1.85 seconds, the DEUS Vayanne boasts 0 to 62 mph (or 100 km/h) under 1.99 seconds, so only marginally slower, but there is yet to be anything official published by DEUS Automobiles about the electric motors, their power, the batteries, or anything tangible, for now. The car will have a 12cm ground clearance (or 4.7 inches) and boast a very symmetric design that seems to be a manifesto the to the DEUS design language, the company is based in Vienna, Austria by the way.
“We are really satisfied with the results achieved with the Vayanne, in this first phase of our collaboration with DEUS. Thanks to our distinctive experience in low series vehicle development and manufacturing, we are able to provide our technical support and know-how. Moreover, we are excited to apply and integrate the innovative technologies provided by our partner Williams Advanced Engineering,” said Marco Volpengo, Italdesign head of automotive business development Europe, the Vayanne is the result of the three-way collaboration of philosophies and commitments between DEUS Automobiles, Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering, with the goal of producing the first electric vehicle in automotive history to cross the 2,200 horsepower mark while delivering a comfortable and luxurious ride, outstanding performance figures, and maximum daily usability in the hypercar class. Doesn’t Bugatti share that idea, a lot of power, but still comfortable and luxurious, albeit not too daily driver capable perhaps?
“At DEUS, design is not merely about the looks, it is an integrated concept that reflects the marque’s main credo: to effortlessly combine exquisite design and functionality with cutting-edge technology in the EV hypercar segment. To showcase this harmony, we chose to stylize the Vayanne around the idea of symmetry and geometric alignment of its lines and design features,” said Adrian-Filip Butuca, head of design at DEUS.
DEUS is the first in the automotive industry to implement the Halo Infinity mirror throughout a vehicle’s interior. This innovative design feature as applied in the DEUS Vayanne is vital to carrying over DEUS’ infinity theme from the production-oriented hypercar concept’s exterior to its interior. It embraces the whole interior from the doors throughout the dashboard and connotes the infinite feeling of DEUS. The effect changes in regard to the viewing angle, a trait incorporated to suggest that everyone’s view is unique.
The car shown at the New York International Auto Show is still only a rolling chassis, utilizing Williams Advanced Engineering’s expertise in electrification, Dyrr Ardash, head of strategic partnerships, Williams Advanced Engineering said, “Building on our existing and successful collaborative partnership with Italdesign, we are delighted to be part of the world premiere for the DEUS Vayanne, a hypercar that seeks to combine luxury with ultimate performance. Working as the Electrification and Technology Partner, we look forward to employing our expertise in electrification to support the program’s performance targets.”