Velántur Cars wants to release its retro electric car in 2017

What happens when you put a nostalgic design with up to date technology? Results can vary from a masterpiece to a cord iPhone, but, when it gets to the automotive world, one of the answers may come from Spain, more precisely from Linares. Velántur Cars intends to start selling in 2017 a handmade electric car that looks like a futuristic coupé out of the 1930’s. The one you see above and in the video below.

The car could be easily taken for vaporware if it was not for pictures of the body of the car in this article and also for another image of the car being tested in Spanish roads.

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The new vehicle from Velántur Cars, yet unnamed, will be a 2+2 with around 4 m equipped with lithium-ion batteries enough for it to have a 400 km range. Velántur says it will be a luxury vehicle, made by skilled artisans, much like Wiesmann, but hopefully not with the same fate. It will be powered by a 132 kW electric engine and will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under 8 s. This is pretty much all the company has released so far on its future retro car.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.