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Australia has its own electric supercar, the Varley evR450

Varley evR450

If we were to discuss the topic of performance cars manufactured in Australia, the first models that come in mind are the Holden Commodore and the Ford Falcon. A fresh new player in the segment of powerful vehicles is this Varley evR450, which is advertised as being the “first-ever electric supercar” coming from this continent. It was unveiled on October 26th at the Electric Vehicle Conference in Brisbane.

To be honest, we haven’t heard of Varley before, but this is understandable since it isn’t a car maker, but rather an industrial group that produces all sorts of vehicle from airport tugs to urban search & rescue models. They have decided to create something entirely different and thus the evR450 was born.

This electric supercar is able to do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in only 3.8 seconds, while the maximum speed it can reach is electronically limited at 125 mph (200 km/h). In its standard version, the car has a range of 93 miles (150 km) while with the optional range-extension pack it has a range of 186 miles (300 km).

This isn’t one of those cars that you’ll see only online as it has a real price tag of $211,000 (AU$200,000) and will be available starting with the beginning of next year. The division manager of Varley Electric Vehicles, John Bettini has stated at the conference in Brisbane that the Varley evR450 will be seen “on Queensland roads as early as January 2012”. He added that the technology that was used for this electric supercar was developed in collaboration with Ultramotive and Tritium, which are two technology companies established in Australia.

It’s always good news to hear that a new supercar will hit the streets in the near future and we’re glad that Aussies have created this Corvette-looking Varley evR450. Let’s see who will be able to afford that price tag that the car has.

Source: Varley Group via Autoblog


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