Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Reveal At Detroit: 2010 Dodge Circuit EV

Chrysler introduced Lotus Europa based Dodge EV back in September. Last time Chrysler called it Dodge EV Concept. Now this all-electric sports car has a new name: Circuit EV. In addition to the new name, it also has a new look.It's pretty much the same as the concept, but there are a few noticeable changes. Dodge added there traditional crosshair grille, and deep scallop on sides. New wheels and the orange paint job make this electric car one of the best looking electric sports car we have seen in a while.The new Circuit EV keeps the powertrain. It's a lithium-ion battery electric motor, that develops 268hp. However, because this car is small and light, it can hit 60mph in under 5 seconds, and reach-out at 120mph. On the drag strip, it finishes the quarter mile mark in 13 seconds. These performance figures, are quite similar to most SRT-8 Dodge and Chrysler cars.However, with the SRT-8's 6.1L HEMI, it slips fuel size of deserts each yard. Whereas the Circuit EV, can run between 150-200 miles without even a sip of fuel, Dodge claims.

This is the production form of this car. And it's expected that Dodge will produce it, but at very limited production lines. However, we think if Dodge priced it right, this could hit on its other rivals easy. Simply because it's appealing.

Source: [Dodge]

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