With looks only
a mother its designer could love, the Frangivento Asfané Charlotte proves not all supercars hailing from Italy are pleasing to the eyes.
Featuring electric power and a built-in fish tank behind the seats, the Charlotte is a bizarre supercar set to terrorize marine life whilst saving the planet.
The EV’s four electric motors – one at each wheel – produce a combined 885 horsepower, fueled by a 70-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, reports New Atlas.
Despite the car’s rather tubby 1,497-kilogram (3,3000lb) curb weight, the Charlotte is said by the automaker to be able to nab zero-to-100 km/h times in the neighbourhood of three seconds.
The Charlotte bears homage to the wedge-shaped Italian supercars of the 1970s, though it loses the plot beyond its overall proportions.
The interior design is rather flamboyant, and when photographed in natural lighting, appears to be assembled from less-than-top-shelf materials. It all looks futuristic – aquarium notwithstanding – but, at least in the above photos, is not on par with the vehicle’s price tag.
This particular supercar was evidently designed with selfie-obsessed narcissists in mind, given its windshield wiper-integrated inward-facing selfie-camera. Depending on the angle of the single wiper blade, it should be possible to capture a few terrified fish in every photo.
Finer details of the car, including its size, layout and performance figures, have not been confirmed by Frangivento as of this writing, and it’s not clear if the upstart automaker will attempt to sell its wares in Canada.
Frangivento launched the Asfané Charlotte – also known as the Hypersportitalia – in spring 2017, along with what is undoubtedly the worst-ever automotive company website.
The Frangivento Asfané Charlotte is expected to go on sale in 2019 with a sticker price of €1.5 million ($2.2-million CAD).
(New Atlas with photos via Frangivento; Motor1)