We’ve just come across the Daymak Spiritus, and you absolutely need to know more about it…
Designed by a 20-year-old Canadian e-bike and e-scooter company, it’s essentially a two-seat, three-wheel EV with scissor doors that apparently “rides like a go-kart and is loaded with technology.” Of course. It’s a little like a Polaris Slingshot but with a proper roof (that features a built-in solar panel) and no internal combustion engine.
Daymak is currently crowdfunding for the project by taking pre-orders and reservations. It’s set itself a target of 50,000 pre-orders before 23 July 2021, and at the time of writing it’s racked up 8,834.
Here’s the interesting bit though: there’ll be two specs of Spiritus when first deliveries begin in 2023. The first is the $19,995 (P97,000) ‘Deluxe’ which will get a tubular chassis and a 36kWh battery for a total range of 290km. Daymak is pitching that one as a commuter vehicle—it’ll do 0-97kph in 6.9sec and will hit just over 137kph.
The second is known as the ‘Ultimate’ and will start at $149,000 (P7.2 million). Yes, you did read that correctly. For that money, you’ll get a carbon-fiber tub and carbon body panels, as well as three-wheel-drive and a 0-97kph time of just 1.8 seconds. Crikey. Daymak says that’d make it the world’s fastest three-wheeler.
The Ultimate will also have an 80kWh battery (somehow) and will manage 483km of range. Oh, and there’ll be seven screens on the inside—compared to just two in the Deluxe.
Sounds wild, doesn’t it?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.