Whether you are looking to help save the planet or are just sick of your petrol car, these insanely expensive electric cars might take some saving up for, today we look at 10 of the Best Expensive Electric Cars of 2023.
10 – Audi e-Tron GT
Known as the cousin of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, this four-door electric sports car relies on a dual-motor setup and features 469 HP with an overboost function that gives you 522 HP for 2.5 seconds.
For a price tag of $164,000 dollars, you get a range of 238 miles while the more aggressive RS version of the car can go 264 miles.
Top speeds for the Audi e-Tron GT come in at 152mph while the car has an impressive 0-60mph speed of 3.2 seconds.
With a complete faux suede interior made from recycled materials, the e-Tron GT interior is completely leather-free.
With regards to technological features, the driver has access to a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a clear view of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the roof is made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic.
The car has a 270kW high power charging capacity enabling a recharge of 5-80% in just 22.5 minutes and offers Pre-sense technology, adaptive cruise control and a 360° camera helps the remote parking pilot.
9 – Porsche Taycan Turbo S
This is Porsche’s first dip into the electric car market and has already been described as one of the quickest electric vehicle in the market today.
Coming with an impressive 750 HP, the Taycan Turbo S can hit 60mph in just 2.5 seconds and an impressive top speed of 161.6mph.
Driving range on the Turbo S is lower than some of its competitors coming in at 193 miles with 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels and Performance Battery Plus.
The Turbo S features air curtains, also called lateral air intakes that are placed ahead of the front wheels with improved air turbulence and aerodynamics.
Four point LED headlights and deploying door handles are included in a wide range of technological features including an optional off-road package providing an extra 10mm of ground clearance.
The panoramic fixed glass roof reaches beyond the second row of seats and the car even comes with an optional rear bike carrier built in.
8 – Tesla Roadster
Currently the only Tesla on our list, something we were not expecting even with the release of the new Model S Plaid, the Tesla Roadster comes in with a price tag of $200,000 dollars.
With an estimated release date for the end of 2021 to 2022, the Roadster has an amazing range of 620 miles and a top speed of 250mph.
The Tesla Roadster joins the other models in the new Plaid Tesla line as being the fastest accelerating road production cars on the planet, even beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
Featuring All-Wheel Drive, acceleration to the 1/4 mile can be achieved in 8.8 seconds it is the first supercar to set every performance record and still fit seating for four.
The lightweight removable Glass Roof stores in the trunk for an open-air, convertible driving experience and a 200 kWh battery.
If your looking to spend a little more for the Roadster, the founders edition comes with an extra $50,000 dollar price tag.
7 – Lightning GT
Due for another re-launch in the not-too-distant future, the Lightning GT has been built by a boutique car company which produced a petrol version all the way back in 2008.
$300,000 dollars is a lot for an electric car, especially one that is still in production however the company do claim it has two 22kWh Lithium-Titanate battery pack strings that can recharge in ten minutes from a dedicated 32amp socket.
This car features its own on-board charger that can charge the car in five hours with Lightning currently in talks with a major continental partner whose technology will help bring the car to production.
The Lightning features a peak power output capability of 300 kW with 4000 Nm of torque available at the wheels and accelerates to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds.
Top speeds of up to 185 mph can be achieved thanks to its all-carbon fibre body while the chassis is made from a honeycomb aluminium structure.
Its understood that range can be up to 200 miles however, Lightning are developing further battery combinations to take the range further on a standard pack.
6 – Rolls-Royce 102 EX
Although not yet in production, Rolls Royce have already built a version of this car and revealed it to the public, they also revealed the price tag which comes in at $500,000 dollars.
The Electric Phantom, as its being called, has a 290kW electric motor and a 124-mile range with more cars expected form the company in the near future.
The battery pack is charged by 3 separate 3 kW charger units which allow for a minimum charging time of approximately 8 hours.
Wireless charging comes as standard on the car and it includes Atlantic Chrome nano-particle paint that helps to reflect sunlight.
The Spirit of Ecstasy is made of Makrolon polycarbonate and is illuminated by blue LED light while the fuel filler cap features a glass window, allowing one to see the five-pin socket used to charge the car.
While this is purely an experimental car, this is most definitely what you can expect from Rolls Royce in the future as the company moves into the Electric Market.
5 – Mercedes Benz SLS Electric Drive
With only 20 of these cars rolling off the production line, prices were always expected to be high, coming in at $550,000 dollars each, yet probably worth considerably more now.
If you manage to track one of these cars down, you can take advantage of the 0-60mph time coming in at 3.9 seconds.
With an electric motor for each wheel and the electrical equivalent of 740 bhp, the car features a massive 737 lb/ft of torque.
The car has been electronically limited to 155 mph and the range is also lower than many other cars coming in at 155 miles.
One day this car may drive its way into the history books, and not with its electric components but more likely, someones bank balance.
4 – Genovation GXE
Moving up in price with the Genovation GXE, you will need a considerable amount of cash for this car as it comes in at three quarters of a million dollars.
That’s pretty insane for a car that goes 205.6mph and is basically the electric copy of a Corvette Z06 C6.
Featuring two electric motors, with 250kW each at their disposal, the GXE has the equivalent of 800 bhp.
When it comes to range, the car is slightly lacking at 130 miles and you do need to make considerable allowances for finding a charge point when running low on battery.
The GXE was the first street legal all electric car at 211.8 mph, however Tesla expect the Roadster to blow it out the water at 250mph+.
3 – Rimac Nevera
This Croatian electric speed daemon comes with a price tag of $2.5 Million dollars and its easy to see why thanks to its projected 0 to 60 mph time of 1.85 seconds.
With a range of around 300 miles and a charge of 0 to 80 percent in just 19 minutes, this car is clearly looking to give Tesla a run for its money.
First unwrapped as a concept vehicle in 2018, the Nevera features a quad-motor setup with a total output of 1.4 MW or roughly 1,914 horsepower.
With an all-wheel vectoring system that has both a traction control system and electronic stability, the Nevera’s on-board computer software system makes more than 100 calculations per second.
AI driving utilizes 13 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and 6 radar sensors with a monocoque carbon fiber body.
Inside this beast, you will find a dashboard with three large screens that include driver display, a passenger display, and a horizontal center console.
Rimac have revealed that only 150 cars will ever be produced and no two cars will be the same thanks to the amount of customization options available to the customer.
2 – Pininfarina Battista
When it comes to cars like lamborghini, Italian-made cars have dominated the super-car market, now Pininfarina have come up with an all-electric car that could rival even the Rimac Nevera.
With an insane 1,900 HP coming from its electric motors, 0-62 mph comes in less than 2 seconds and the car can hit a top speed of 218 mph.
A 120 kWh battery pack gives it a range of 311 miles on a single charge and the car comes with a price tag of $2.6 million dollars.
Once again, the Pininfarina Battista is only being produced for 150 customers meaning that it will not only increase in price, but also, the company have announced they will be making better electric cars in the future.
1 – Spark Owl
The creme de la creme of our list, comes with a $3.6 Million price tag and is produced by Osaka, Japan-based carmaker Aspark.
Combined output of its electric motors is 1,985 HP and Aspark claim the car can go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.72 seconds.
The top speed has been revealed at 249 mph and the car holds the the record of the fastest accelerating car in the world in 2020.
Developed by Manifattura Automobili Torino, it features a 65 kWh battery pack that can offer a range of 280 miles (450 km) on a single charge.
Featuring 10-piston calipers in the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear, the car also features a double wishbone suspension system with hydraulic dampers and torque vectoring for improved handling.
The production version of the OWL was unveiled in November 2019 at the Dubai International Motor Show and is one day expected to be the fastest electric car in the world, beating even the Tesla Model X Plaid.
Ground clearance of just 6.3 inches means the car hunkers close to the ground and with this model only 50 cars will ever be produced.
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