For those of you that are like ‘hey, this car looks very familiar to me’, well, you are not being betrayed by your vision. This is indeed the very same ‘Roadyacht GTS’, a Dutch-made supercar that was first presented a few years back.
The catch is however, that it changed engines. And it didn’t ‘just’ change engines, it’s almost as two opposites meet. From the dirty and rumbling Corvette V8 to a clean and quiet EV powertrain developed by a Japanese startup.
Now called the GLM G4, ‘it embodies Japan’s dedication to ruthless efficiency and pursuit of perfection’. To make the GLM as efficient as possible, the brand new car company made use of multi saliency power packages. One package is located in the front of the car, and one in the back. The high-end EV furthermore comes with a multi stage transmission that has no further bearing on the powertrain output.
To save weight the car’s chassis and build structure are entirely made out of composite materials. To ensure the realization of this lightweight concept and design, GLM established a partnership with ‘Savage Rivale’, a Dutch design studio.
Let’s talk performance, something this electric newcomer certainly doesn’t lack. The twin-motor system delivers an insane amount of torque in excess of 1,000 Nm. The estimated output in horsepower is 540 (400 kW), ensuring a 0-100 km/h sprint in under 3.7 seconds. The vehicle’s top speed is said to be 250 km/h. Finally the EV’s theoretical driving range is said to be 400 kilometers (248 miles).
“The automotive industry is changing and in next few years, the electric vehicles market will see a significant growth, taking shares of the internal combustion vehicles market. GLM has the mission to be at the forefront and push boundaries of EVs. Our “key enabler” technologies and the concept of “application to variants” will be applied for dissemination of EVs which you would witness in the very near future” – says Hiroyasu Koma, GLM CEO.
The electric reincarnation of the Roadyacht GTS seems to be quite promising. Now the relatively young car manufacturer is based out of Kyoto, Japan, it will be interesting what other technologies the firm will come up with in the near future.