The Bandit9 Monaco EV race car arrives next year
Vietnam based motor company Bandit9 just introduced the Bandit9 Monaco EV race car as their homage to racing. The sleek single-seater, which takes its name from the glitzy Formula 1 racing track, has an electric drivetrain and a poised body that’s designed for the track rather than your daily commute.
The shell of the Bandit9 Monaco EV race car is entirely built out of carbon fiber, and it’ll have further add-ons and performance enhancements to accommodate the majority of racing requirements, using the Monaco as the racing platform. With a 50 kWh battery and an AC permanent magnet motor, the Monaco can hit a max speed of 161 mph with a 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds.
It also produces 445 lb-ft of torque (600 Nm) and 536 horsepower (400 kW) while reaching an estimate of 250 miles on a single charge. Weighing at 1,752 pounds, the battery and motor are situated in the middle back of the vehicle, resembling Formula 1 cars, which improves handling and creates an aerodynamic profile that emphasizes the vehicle’s purpose as a racer.
Due to this, wheel spin is less likely because of the engine and battery weight pushing the wheels into the ground and increasing mechanical grip. Other features include an ultrawide tactical camera, used in conjunction with the side view mirrors and provides the driver with a 360 degree view of the track. The camera displays a low latency panoramic view of the rear in 1080p resolution.
Customers can place direct orders from Bandit9’s website with first deliveries expected to arrive worldwide next year in Q3. The Bandit9 Monaco EV race car will have a starting price of $150,000.