Meet the Apex AP-0: an all-electric supercar with a carbon fiber composite chassis and body as well as Level 3 autonomy. Designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, the AP-0 utilizes a 650bhp, 90kWh battery for a real-world driving range of 320 miles per charge and can go from 0-100km/h (62 mph) in just 2.3 seconds.
Apex, who themselves are based in Hong Kong, wanted the AP-0 to have an aggressive stance and appearance, and according to lead designer Guy Colborne took inspiration from the features of a dragon. Speaking to Top Gear Magazine, the British-born designer said: “The dragon is intrinsic to China; a symbol of wealth, prosperity and luck. And if you look at dragons, they have a very expressive face. So at the front I wanted to give the car a dragon identity. We settled on the idea of a cyber dragon, a robot dragon.” A robot dragon? We’re intrigued…
The best part about the AP-0 however is the price. At around $195,000 it’s very expensive no doubt, but in the era of the multi-million dollar electric hypercar (i.e. Rimac C_2, Lotus Evija) the AP-0 represents something of a, dare we say it, bargain. It’s also cheaper than the Tesla Roadster 2.0, (a car significantly praised for its pricing when it launched in 2017) albeit by ‘only’ $5,000. According to Apex, production is set to commence in 2022… thoughts?