WYCLEF JEAN REVEALS ATTUCKS APEX AP-0 ELECTRIC SUPERCAR AT THE AMELIA IN FLORIDA
The past weekend at the prestigious Concours event on Amelia Island in Florida not only saw some of the best cars on US soil showing off, but a bunch of automakers also used the event to showcase their latest wares, one of which was the much-anticipated, lightweight, all-electric supercar, the AP-0 from Apex. News of this project first broke in 2020 when the concept car was revealed and did the round at various big motoring events around the globe. Of course, pandemic things didn’t help get with this endeavour but it was mentioned that the car would go into production in Q4 of 2022, and it seems that timeline worked out because the car was revealed (re-revealed) recently. The car is manufactured at Apex in the UK, and a working version has been seen in a few countries already before being brought to the USA to give prospective buyers a physical car to inspect before getting them to confirm an order. There’s already a good amount of interest in the car already, and having Wyclef Jean be there to endorse the car has ensured news of the automaker and its capabilities will reach a whole new array of possible clientele. This AP-0 is being touted as a lightweight EV and it draws inspiration from the race track, which explains the intense aerodynamics that includes the rather technical front-end that channels air under the wheels, under the body, and out the back through that large diffuser that was clearly designed more with function over form in mind.
The AP-0 is constructed with a carbon fibre tub as the centrepiece attached to modular spaceframes as well as a centre spine that’s claimed to reinforce rigidity - off of which also contributes to the car’s overall low weight. The flat floor uses ground effect principles to help anchor the car to the ground to allow for G-force-inducing cornering ability. The battery pack also makes use of the flat floor to help with the placement of the 90kW battery, and this also makes sure the centre of gravity is as low as possible, again increasing handling performance. Said battery pack produces the equivalent of 480 kW (650 hp) with a healthy 580 Nm of torque and thanks to everything weight a mere 1 200 kg, when this power is sent to the rear wheels in anger the AP-0 is capable of a 0-100 km/h dash in around 2.3 seconds and the car has a top speed of 305 km/h. The range is also decent with 515 km claimed. One change we’ve seen since 2020 is the name, you’ll see the car is now referred to as the Attucks Apex AP-0. It’s not a spelling mistake on Attacks, it’s been given the new name to commemorate Crispus Attucks, a Black man who was killed by British troops at the Boston Massacre, otherwise known as the start of the American Revolutionary War of 1775. The car’s price tag has also changed, two years back it was said the AP-0 would retail in the region of $185 000, but the latest reveal sees that rise to $350 000.
Take a look at the YouTube video from a couple of years back showing off a working prototype of the Attucks Apex AP0 electric supercar when it was spotted doing the rounds in Hong Kong to drum up interest in the car ad project, and also prospective clients: The Most Affordable Supercar | Apex AP-0 | Supercar Blondie
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