Sunday, September 5, 2010

E-Sphyra Electric Sports Cars Concept

This supercar is intended to be a performance-oriented sports cars, with a modern, aerodynamic exterior design. The two main designers, John Daretry and Cyril Prongué, are currently attending their fifth post A level year at the UTBM in the ergonomics, industrial design and mechanical engineering department.

E-Sphyra Electric Sports Cars Concept
E-Sphyra is a working prototype of a racing sports cars. Designed by a team of students from Belfort-Montbéliard University of Technology in France, the E-Sphyra sports cars has a fiberglass body and weighs 800 kg. The aim of the project wasto develop a sports cars with a modern design concept  cars that would be performance-oriented and integrate new technologies.

The e-Sphyra was developed on three different sites which worked in sinergy thanks to a special network. The first department worked on the architecture, the second one on the electrical parts and the third one was in charge of the making of the body.

The three departments were coordinated by Thibaut Brant, who was responsible for the project. Based on the exploratory sketches, the 3D surface modeling process was carried out using Catia V5, while the surrounding environment, required for the final renderings, was created with Hypershot.

E-Sphyra Electric Sports Cars Concept. The electric powertrain features a rear-mounted motor which delivers a total output of 100 KW. It took more than 2,000 hours for the team to construct the E-Sphyra. while the total weight of just 800 kg allows to achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 125W/kg.