Williams will help Lotus in the construction of a competitor ValkyrieJanuary 28, 2019
Companies have a strategic partnership agreement.
Lotus has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with engineering firm Williams Advanced Engineering, under which “research and development in advanced motor technology” will be conducted jointly. According to rumors, Williams will help Lotus build a hypercar – rival Aston Martin Valkyrie and Bugatti Chiron.
Earlier it became known that the project received the internal name Omega. Electric all-wheel drive hypercar is planned to be equipped with a multi-motor power unit and a battery pack, created using next-generation technologies and high charge storage density. Batteries will support connection to high-speed terminals and will allow you to pass up to 400 kilometers without recharging.
It is assumed that the hypercar Lotus Omega will receive an advanced system for recovering braking energy and cooling power electronics. The solutions used in the car will allow driving at least one lap along the racetrack in a “combat” mode.
Williams can also offer Lotus technology, which formed the basis of the experimental platform for electric FW-EVX. Due to the large-scale use of carbon fiber, even the wishbone suspension arms are made of it, it is 40 percent lighter than a similar platform from other manufacturers. In addition to carbon, the platform also has more advanced composite materials: the “flat” composite 223TM and Racetrack, created using resin injection technology.
Williams Advanced Engineering has more than once collaborated with automakers. For example, the company helped the Singer atelier work on a 500-strong supercar project based on the classic Porsche 911, Jaguar in building a prototype coupe C-X75, and in Singapore Vanda Electrics in work on the Dendrobium electric hypercar.
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