The DS E-Tense Performance is an electric conceptual supercar that the French firm unveiled at the beginning of this same 2022. During its debut it was stated that this vehicle was nothing more than a sketch on which the brand would be inspired in certain aspects to extract details of future models. However, Béatrice Foucher herself has left the door open to a possible arrival on the market under a limited edition and exclusively for track use.
This has come to light after recent statements by the board of directors to the media Coach during the celebration of the London Formula E ePrix, which took place last weekend. In said event, DS exhibited the electric conceptual model, which was able to capture the attention of many of the followers who bet there, something that made his management leadership reconsider.
Initially, as we have already mentioned, the DS E-Tense Performance was not expected to land on the market for commercial production and sale models, since its very condition as a concept model prevented such a fact. This electric supercar houses under its body a double electric motor architecture; on the front axle it presents a maximum power of 340 CV and 476 on the rear. The combination of both determines a final power of 816 hp and 8,000 Nm of maximum torque. Thanks to these specifications, the model signed an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2 seconds. However, if produced, the vehicle would present an update in its powertrain.
According to the directive, if a production model of the DS E-Tense Performance becomes a reality, this would house the new technology learned from its participation in Formula E, which means that in terms of homologation it would only be operational for use on closed tracks, something that would veto the supercar for use on open roads. Due to this, high production and development costs, the vehicle would go on sale under a very loose final invoicewhich would determine a really limited production.
Béatrice Foucher did not specify many of the technical details that the model could take, since the idea of making this vehicle a reality was taken after seeing the high interest that the car presented during its exhibition. “We would never go into sports cars as that’s not the brand positioning, but at the end of the day when everyone saw the prototype we said ‘ok it would be interesting if we could build one or sell this type of car’ although we haven’t taken that yet. no decision, ”said the board during their interview.
After these conclusions, the board was asked if it would be possible for the technology developed for this supercar to reach other models belonging to the Stellantis group, to which it replied that “obviously, what Stellantis is designing in terms of technology is Fits all premium brands of powertrain, battery and electric models.
In other words, if the DS management leadership finally decided to launch a high-performance electric vehicle based on the E-Tense Performance, all the components developed for it could reach other sports vehicles in the group, such as the future “QV” versions. Alfa Romeo, for example. From this equation it would be necessary to subtract other accessories typical of Formula E and that could not be approved for use on the open road. In any case, in the coming months it is possible that new news will arrive from DS.