8-Wheels Plus 8 Motors Equals 1 Fast Hybrid
Not too long ago, we showed you the Covini CW6, the six-wheeled supercar with a top speed upwards of 180mph. For many, six wheels were more than enough to keep them occupied. For some reason though, someone out there wanted more. Enter the all electric 8-wheeled Eliica.
You heard right, this behemoth has 8 patches of rubber touching the pavement, and it makes use of every single one when under full acceleration. According to performance data, the Eliica can hit 60mph in just under 4 seconds and then 3 seconds late be in triple digits. Not too bad for 2 cars put together sporting 4 doors.
Responsible for providing this torque are 8 small electric motors mounted at each wheel. Every individual motor makes about 80 horsepower and are controlled by a central processor to ensure no wheels get to much power.
The cost to own on of these 8-wheeled traction gods is set at $255,000. This is also pending even more sponsorship that is needed to finish developing the vehicle.