NextEV wants to create an electric hypercar to rival the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari

A new electric car company, run by a former Ford executive, aims to deliver a hypercar to rival the likes of McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg Regera and Porsche 918 Spyder. No, it is not VLF Automotive and the former Ford executive is not Bob Lutz. It is not Faraday Future as well. Nor Techrules. The new car company is called NextEV and it will be run by Martin Leach. Its first car will be a technology demonstrator, a way for the company to gain a good reputation before it starts to produce more affordable cars, according to the interview Leach has given to the British magazine Autocar.

NextEV already has some stories to tell. It has won the first championship of Formula E for single-seat race cars. And it has 1,000 workers in 6 locations in Europe, Asia and the USA, with plans to expand its staff to 5,000 people by the end of 2017. There is no funding problem, since the company is the brain child of Willian Li, a Chinese internet billionaire.

There are no details on the future hypercar so far and the image we have in this article is a rendering Autocar has commissioned in order to have a way to illustrate its interview, but promises like this one cannot be ignored. And this is why we have registered this one. When NextEV reveals its hypercar, you will remember MotorChase had already told you it would come.

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.