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News The Elation Freedom Hypercar: Petrol Or EV Powered

The Elation Freedom Hypercar: Petrol Or EV Powered

The Elation Freedom Hypercar borrows styling cues from the Corvette and Koenigsegg Jesko


  • This would be the only hypercar in the world that can be an EV or powered by petrol.

  • Outputs vary between 750 horsepower (petrol) and 1,427 or 1,903 horsepower (EV).

  • Pricing is expected to start around $2 million.


The Elation Freedom is a very rare car to offer potential buyers the freedom (intended) to select between plugging in their EV or filling up their hypercar at a petrol station. Interestingly, Elation was initially conceived as an aircraft company but the founders turned their attention to cars instead.

There will be three versions of the Elation Freedom and the throwback one will be petrol-powered. The internal combustion engine will be a 5.2-litre V10, assumingly sourced from Lamborghini/Audi, and will pump out 750 horsepower. The car will be AWD and sitting between the engine as wheels will be a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. At only 2,850 lbs, it will be the lightest of the three. Pricing is expected to start at $2.3 million.

Elation Freedom Hypercar | Photo: Elation

Two iterations of the EV will be offered, both will hold a single-speed gearbox upfront a 2-speed unit upfront. The first, at around $2 million, will have three electric motors, good for 1,427 horsepower, with AWD and torque vectoring. According to Slash Gear, the included T-shaped 100 kWh battery pack will enable 300 miles of range. The projected curb weight will be of 3,637 lbs.

The top model will include four electric motors, two per axle, and produce a grand total of 1,903 horsepower. Its battery will slightly larger at 120 kWh, delivering up to 400 miles of range. With this kind of power, it will shoot to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 1.8 seconds and have an electronically governed top speed of 260 mph.

Elation Hypercars are based in San Jose, CA. They are currently building a prototype and plan to have the first production cars ready by 2022.

Elation Freedom Hypercar | Photo: Elation

Elation Freedom Hypercar | Photo: Elation

Elation Freedom Hypercar | Photo: Elation

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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