Following its world debut in New York and a whirlwind, multi-month European exhibition tour, the DEUS Vayanne electric vehicle (EV) returns to America. It will grace the Concept Car Lawn at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for August 21.
Adrian-Filip Butuca, DEUS founder and head of design, said: “It’s been very busy for the DEUS, Italdesign, and Williams Advanced Engineering teams with great events and also progress on the development side.
“We’re excited to return to America, this time on the West Coast, and have another opportunity to show media and Vayanne fans what we’re doing.”
Butuca designed the Vayanne to provide hypercar performance and features not commonly associated with high-performance vehicles. Unlike many, it offers a high level of luxury and comfort, usable storage space and daily usability.
The Vayanne offers an impressive performance with a power delivery of 2,243 horsepower (around 1,650 kW) and a torque of 2040Nm. It has a top speed of 248mph (400kph) and can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in less than two seconds.
This performance is truly impressive but the Vayanne remains practical with a range of 310 miles (500km) delivered from its 85kWh battery. DEUS will produce only 99 examples and no two will be exactly alike. Each will be customised to the owner’s individual tastes.
While a car like this is out of reach for most of us, the technology and skill employed will often be used in the future as they trickle down into everyday electric vehicles (EVs). This usually makes everyday road cars more efficient and economical.
The Vayanne joins a growing list of electric hypercars on the way including the Automobili Pininfarina Battista,Lotus Evija, Rimac Nevera and Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne.
First deliveries are expected in 2025, and each Vayanne will be built at Italdesign’s facilities in Turin, Italy, with Williams Advanced Engineering on board to lead the application of its innovative electrification technologies.
Together Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering will leverage their deep expertise with prototyping, styling and aerodynamics, series production, electrification, light-weighting, innovative chassis structures, and vehicle and systems integration.