Dendrobium D-1 aims to set a new post-Brexit standard of British supercar technology
A new company, Dendrobium Automotive Ltd, has been established in the UK which will be in charge of the development and production of the Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar. Dendrobium D-1 was first introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017, and later in Europe and the Far East.
The Dendrobium D-1 was originally a design concept, created in the mid-1990s, by the Singaporean designer Ban Yinh Jheow of Vanda Electrics. In 2016, Sketched designs were presented to UK Formula 1™ company, Williams Advanced Engineering, with a brief to create a working show car integrating features of the car which would appear on the production version for a Geneva launch.
“Dendrobium Automotive is one of the most exciting businesses I’ve ever been involved with,” commented Nigel Gordon-Stewart, Chairman and CEO of Dendrobium Automotive. “Using the very latest technology, we are developing, what will be, the most impressive all-electric hypercar. We are designing our own in-house all-electric power train and we plan to use our own power storage cells moving to Solid State as and when the technology is reliable and financially viable. We are developing unique cabling and connector systems as well as our own complete vehicle integration and ADAS hardware and software. From a technical perspective, the D-1 will be a British engineering tour de force.”
The headline specification targets of the D-1 are as impressive as one would expect from a hypercar in this sector: 1,800 bhp; 2,000 NM and a target weight of 1,750 kg.
“The car is all carbon fibre, advanced composites and alloys – which are superlight and super strong,” stated Jens Sverdrup, Member of the Board of Dendrobium Automotive.
“The construction of the D-1 is based on a unique Protocell carbon tub which possesses future adaptability for further generations of Dendrobium e-performance cars. Apart from advanced vehicle technology, the D-1 has enormous drama and presence thanks to our unique Bio-Aerial Locomotion door and roof opening system which was inspired by the Dendrobium name. A lot more details will be revealed over the coming months, not the least of which will be the D-1’s impressive range and rapid charge time. You can be assured that the Dendrobium brand will become synonymous with the most exciting and technically sophisticated e-hypercars on the market and available globally.”
Dendrobium Automotive was formed to design, develop and manufacture both ultra-high performance e-supercars, PHEV supercars and technology components and solutions for the EV sector.