Originally debuting back in March of this year, we thought the Quant e-sportlimousine was nothing more than some vehicle porn to us to drool over. Turns out the brand was very serious about making this thing a reality, and after receiving approval by Tuv Sud in Munich for use on public roads, they are continuing full force with the plan.
Now the reason we thought this thing was nothing more than an inconceivable concept was not due to its good looks (although its Gullwing doors and 207-inch wheel base are stunning to say the least). It was the brand’s power claims using its “NanoFlowcell” technology that had us a bit skeptical from the beginning. The electrolyte flow cell power system was originally developed for NASA back in the 70s, and is powered exclusively by…drumroll please…saltwater. So what kind of numbers can this saltwater-powered luxury vehicle put down you ask? QUANT claims this beautiful beast pumps out 912 horsepower (de-tuned to 643 hp for everyday use), sprints to 60 mph from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 236 mph. Yes, that makes it faster than a McLaren P1. The maker’s have stated the vehicle will have a drive range just north of 370 miles, but only time will tell how this thing really pans out.