DEUS Vayanne electric hypercar concept makes world debut – Can it produce 2,200hp in production in 2025?

“New York. Concrete jungle where dreams are made, there’s nothing you can’t do. –Alicia Keyes. This song could have served as an anthem for DEUS Automobiles when it launched its electric hypercar concept Vayanne at the New York International Auto Show today.Working with Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering, DEUS hopes to take the Vayanne from “just another concept” to limited production and promises specifications that are truly worthy of the nickname “hypercar”.

If you’ve never heard of DEUS Automobiles, that’s because the company is less than two years old and just started teasing its first-ever electric vehicle last month. DEUS was founded in Vienna, Austria in 2020 with the aim of forging its own path in the hypercar sector by offering a fresh and objective view alongside innovative concepts – that plus hot and obnoxious speed.

As a relative newcomer, DEUS Automobiles enlisted the help of experienced companies like design and engineering firm Italdesign, whose electric GTZero concept we admired years ago. The trifecta was completed by the addition of British company Williams Advanced Engineering, the technical division of the Williams Formula 1 racing team. By DEUS:

DEUS Automobiles, Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering are joining forces to inspire the way to luxury electric hypercars. From this unique partnership was born the ambition of DEUS to design and create an electric hypercar destined to become the benchmark for driving emotion. Our commitment to perfection is further honed by the heritage and skills of Italdesign and the revolutionary electrification technologies of Williams Advanced Engineering.

The benchmark these companies have come together to create is called the Vayanne, a nod to the pronunciation of “Vienna” in German, the national language of Austria. At the New York International Auto Show, the DEUS Vayanne concept made its world debut and its creators promise crazy performance with the simulations (?) to back it up.

Presentation of the DEUS Vayanne concept

After the world premiere in New York, DEUS Automobiles shared the specs of its Vayanne concept in a press release, and they’re pretty ridiculous. Before we share, it’s absolutely crucial to note that DEUS performance numbers are computer simulated and haven’t been validated yet, so take them with a salt rail.

The expected output of the Vayanne hypercar is 1,640 kW, delivering 2,200 horsepower and 2,000 Nm (1,475 ft-lb) of torque. DEUS boasts a top speed on the Vayanne of over 248 mph (400 km/h) and 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in under 1.99 seconds.

For perspective, those specs are pretty comparable to the Aspark Owl, which was previously crowned the fastest electric hypercar on the planet – oh and the most expensive too. Dyrr Ardash, head of strategic partnerships at Williams Advanced Engineering, spoke at the premiere of Vayanne:

Building on our existing and successful collaborative partnership with Italdesign, we are delighted to be part of the world premiere of the DEUS Vayanne, a hypercar that seeks to combine luxury with ultimate performance. As an electrification and technology partner, we look forward to using our electrification expertise to support program performance goals.

Despite debuting as a concept with simulated performance specs, DEUS has every intention of making a production version of the Vayanne – 99 of them in fact. The automaker currently plans to deliver its first production hypercar in 2025.

You can’t see the Vayanne going faster than a roller, but here’s a video showing different angles:

Electrek’s Grasp

This post is probably going to draw some criticism because it’s just a concept and has a distinct aroma of vapor, and I won’t disagree. To play my own devil’s advocate for a second, what if I didn’t? Wouldn’t it have been better to have shared this concept with the world sooner rather than later? Then you can all reminisce with me like “Do you remember when?” We were at the forefront of the DEUS era! »

“Dream.” – Aerosmith.

It’s a cool looking hypercar, even with the “raccoon rear end” as I call it. However, DEUS does itself a disservice by spitting out numbers that are simply faked. I know you, readers, and I’m with you in this particular case. We’re going to need more hard evidence, so DEUS Automobiles needs to complete the last two steps of the scientific method, rehearse, and then come back to us.

If DEUS is really going to scale to produce 99 of the Vayanne hypercars, it will need a bankroll the size of Tesla, plus it will need to load up an arm and probably two legs to turn a profit. Remember that Aspark Owl mentioned above with similar (but validated) performance specs? These start at an MSRP of $3.5 million.

If DEUS gets to a point where its price bid on the Vayanne, expect it to be one of the most expensive EVs in the world. Sincerely rooting for their success, but believing nothing until it’s more than ones and zeros.

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