February 11, 2008
ZAP Alias claims to go faster than a Porsche; has only 3 wheels
The environmentally friendly ZAP Alias is a three-wheeled electric car that claims to go faster than a Porsche. It does 0 to 60mph in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 156mph. But what really makes it stand apart is that is a three-wheeled car! Sporting a futuristic look, this two-seater is being developed with the help of British car company Lotus. The car employs two electric wheel motors to drive each of the car’s front wheels. Together the Alias’s motors generate an impressive 321.85 horsepower, which is the same as the Porsche 911 Carrera.
ZAP Alias will probably go on sale next year, though speculation is rife that the launch of the vehicle will be delayed. It will cost £15,000 or almost $30,000.