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Paris 2016: GLM G4 EV supercar makes world debut

Paris 2016: GLM G4 EV supercar makes world debut image

Text: AutoIndustriya.com / Photos: Newspress | posted October 03, 2016 17:29

Four doors, four seats for GLM electric supercar

Japanese eletric vehicle start-up, Green Lord Motors (GLM) recently introduced the G4 four-seater electric vehicle at this year's Paris Motor Show.

Back in 2009, the Roadyacht GTS was first introduced by designers Emile Pop and Justin de Boer as the Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS, in hope of building it by 2011. Unfortunately, it did not gain enough popularity.

Now, the company plans to use the newly-transformed G4 as replacement to the Roadyacht’s Corvette-derived V8 with an all-electric powertrain.

 Front quarter of the 2017 GLM-G4 EV supercar

For its exterior, the G4's top has been made into a conventional hardtop instead of using the same multi-piece retractable roof. However, its four upward-hinging doors retains.

The G4 is equipped with two battery packs placed at the each end of the vehicles. However, it cannot be confirmed yet as to whether it will be a four-wheel-drive or not. The newly-transformed Roadyacht GTS is rated at 543 PS and 737 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the G4 can go from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. It also has a top speed of 250 km/h and a maximum range of 400 km.

"The Automotive industry is changing and in the next few years the EV market will see significant growth, taking shares of internal combustion vehicles market. GLM's mission is to be at the forefront and push the boundaries of EVs. Our 'key enabler' technologies and the concept of 'application to variants' will be applied for dissemination of EVs which you would witness in near future," said Hiroyasu Koma, GLM's CEO.

 Rear quarter of the 2017 GLM G4 EV supercar

At the moment, the company remains tight-lipped as when the GLM G4 would start production.