Published on March 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre0
Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Concept — Supercar To Be Revealed At Geneva Motor Show
March 5th, 2017 by James Ayre
The Singapore-based firm Vanda Electrics has released some new images and a video of the all-electric Dendrobium supercar concept slated to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
As mentioned above, the all-electric, 2-seat concept will be revealed next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Beyond that, not much has been revealed yet, so just enjoy the video and a few more notes below it:
As you can see, one of the main “selling” points of the concept model are the quite fancy doors — which are reportedly intended to evoke the Dendrobium orchids, which grow in Singapore (and elsewhere in the region).
The press release provides more:
“Vanda Electrics’ technical partner on the Dendrobium project is Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services division of the Williams Group. Williams Advanced Engineering specialises in electrification, aerodynamics, lightweight structures and vehicle integration and will assist in future project development.
“The interior of the Dendrobium concept has been trimmed using Bridge of Weir Leather Company hides, which sources the best hides from the best heritage breeds and has adopted the very latest technology. The result is the lowest carbon tannery and leather product in the world.”
Interesting enough I suppose, though I admit that I’m more than a bit tired of concept cars. Or at least of those that don’t break truly new ground — which is more or less none of them. The Dendrobium concept is seemingly meant to serve just as a showpiece for the company rather than as a commercial offering — to complement its commercially available truck and e-scooter offerings.