The Dendrobium D-1, Singapore’s one and only hypercar, was recently showcased at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Michelin stand.
It represents the first major public outing of the all-electric hypercar, whose inception dates back to 2016.
“I’m massively encouraged by the knowledge and enthusiasm race car fans are showing for a zero-emissions future,” said chairman and CEO of Dendrobium Automotive Limited Nigel Gordon-Stewart.
Over the race weekend, the D-1 was on display at the Michelin hospitality unit on the approach to the final chicane before the pit straight.
The car was displayed at Michelin’s stand because they are the technical partners with Dendrobium on tyres for the D-1.
They have recently fitted the all-new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R, the latest and most sporting tyre Michelin produce for road cars.
According to Mr Gordon-Stewart, “many fans” want to see the Dendrobium D-1 race at Le Man in the future against other electric supercars – even against other petrol and hybrid cars – if the rules permit.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the technical knowledge and involvement contribution from Michelin,” said Mr Gordon-Stewart.
“We’re delighted to be here at Le Mans for the 2019 24 Hours and to be the first electric hypercar to visit the hallowed Circuit de la Sarthe. And we’re looking forward to establishing more firsts with Michelin in the future as the development of the Dendrobium D-1 advances.”
After initial sketches and drawings, the design was taken to Williams Advanced Engineering, which made it reality.
No plans have yet been made to commercialise and put the D-1 into production, but with the hype surrounding the car at such a level, expect to hear more news out from it soon.
The Dendrobium D-1 is expected to have a top speed in excess of 320km/h, powered by two electric motors per axle.
It’s expected to weight somewhere around 1750kg and sprint to 100km/h sprint in just 2.7 seconds.