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Singapore hypercar to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Dendrobium concept 2-seater is named after orchid native to Singapore

Published: January 18, 2017, 9:30 PM
Updated: January 20, 2017, 5:10 AM

Dendrobium

Dendrobium

Another hypercar is set to have its world debut on the Geneva Motor Show stage, when Singapore’s Vanda Electrics unveils its newest Dendrobium 2-seat all-electric concept at this year’s show in March.

The teaser image released with the announcement shows a silhouette that’s a little removed from the concept the company introduced just about a year ago, which showed multiple racecar-like aerodynamic add-ons and innovative lighting solutions.

Dendrobium

Regardless, it’s still Singapore’s first hypercar, if it gets built, named after a genus of orchid native to Singapore

Vanda partnered with the Williams Group’s Advanced Engineering division on the technology and engineering of the newest Dendrobium, resulting in a lightweight composite structure and advanced aerodynamic bodywork and electric power- and drivetrains.

Dendrobium

“Dendrobium is the first Singaporean hypercar and the culmination of Vanda Electrics’ expertise in design and technology,” said Larissa Tan, Vanda’s CEO. “We are delighted to be working with Williams Advanced Engineering, world-leaders in aerodynamics, composites and electric powertrains and Bridge of Weir Leather Company, makers of the finest, lowest-carbon leather in the world. The Dendrobium is inspired by nature and rooted in technology, a marriage of design and engineering – I can’t wait to reveal the car to the world in March.”

Not much is known about the specifics, except that the car will feature automatic, synchronized opening roof and doors (reportedly to resemble the tri-petal flower, when fully opened) for access to the 2-seat cockpit that is rich in carbon fibre, and leather from Bridge of Weir.