This new compact, sporty and affordable electric car really makes you want to

Former Formula 1 team Vanwall begins production of electric road cars. Thus was born the Vandervell, a compact and sporty sedan available in two versions, at a great price!

If you haven’t heard of Vanwall before, a little background is in order before we get to the heart of the matter. It was founded in the 1950s by British entrepreneur Tony Vandervell. the team was engaged in Formula 1 in 1954-1960. Especially in 1958, he won the world cup among the first producers in this discipline. Sold to British conglomerate GKN in 1967, the company attempted a comeback in 1995 but failed. Just in 2022, the company is in the news again with the launch of the Vanwall Vandervell 680, designed for the World Endurance Championship.

The first road car

Thus, a Formula 1 team will enter the WEC for the first time in the 2023 season, especially The next edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans In the Hypercar category. Driven by Tom Dillmann, Esteban Guerrieri and Jacques Villeneuve, this car will compete with the highly anticipated Peugeot 9X8. But there’s a lot going on off the track as well.

And for good reason, the British company has also just unveiled its first electric car for the road. It later takes the Vanderwell name and adopts a rather attractive neo-retro styling reminiscent of the Lancia Delta. While its dimensions are yet to be detailed, the brand’s website lists it as a compact four-door.

In the profile, some may even see a certain relationship with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in the same wrong proportion. Because this Vanderwell should be much larger than the 3D renders suggest, but it will be equipped with itlarge 22-inch alloy wheels. They will then be outfitted with low-profile tires that are particularly suitable for sporty riding as they offer better grip and increased maneuverability.

A host of aesthetic elements complete the look of the hormone-fueled compact with a carbon fiber front wing, side skirts and rear spoiler. If the car is dressed in shades of English green, the manufacturer’s website indicates this customers will be able to choose any shade at their convenience. There will also be five colors for the cockpit.

Two versions in the catalogue

Unfortunately, no pictures of the latter have been shown yet, but the brand mentions itspecial attention has been paid to the driving position as well as ergonomics. In addition, there are many references to the world of motorsport in the interior. While Vanwall mentions premium materials like leather and carbon, it doesn’t say anything about on-board technologies.

Next, we expect to discover a fairly stripped-down interior, and the brand explains that ” lightness is another key element in achieving exceptional performance“. And to be precise, the sporty compact is available in two variants, all-wheel drive and100% electric motorization. The first is called the Vandervell S, then it should logically be the European WLTP, claiming 320 hp for a distance of 450 kilometers without specifying the homologation period. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds for a top speed of 185 km/h.

Second version, Vandervell S Plus has 580 horsepower 420 kilometers away. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, and the top speed is limited to 265 km/h. On the other hand, not a word about the capacity of the battery, as well as the charging time and power. Vanwall announces a unit price of €128,000 excluding taxes (that’s over €150,000 including tax in France), while only 500 copies of the Vandervell S Plus will be produced.

The first deliveries will begin at the end of 2023, while the car is guaranteed for two years. The brand is also keen to point out that its electric sports car has been approved for road use.

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