APEX Now Accepting Orders for the AP-0

APEX AP-0

Last month, England-based automaker APEX teased their newest creation: the AP-0. Now, after almost a month of keeping everyone in the dark, the global sports car brand has just taken the covers off the stunning new all-electric sports car at its global launch event in London. APEX AP-0 “Bringing full electric performance and complete driver enjoyment, the AP-0 is a celebration of the feeling of being behind the wheel. The car offers a more connected driving experience, embodying sustainability, pioneering technology, cutting edge design and, above all, a strong emotional connection,” APEX’ press release states. “The design of the AP-0 features, at its core, an ultra-lightweight carbon fibre tub with modular spaceframes and a center spine for maximum rigidity. Meanwhile, the carbon fibre body panels wrap tightly around the tub while exposing parts of the central construction.   Thanks to its extremely lightweight construction, the AP-0 is capable of reaching 0-100km/h in just 2.3 seconds. This makes the AP-0 just 0.1 seconds slower than the fastest accelerating car in the world: the Porsche 918 Spyder which has a 0-100 km/h time of 2.2 seconds. This rapid acceleration is backed up by an impressive maximum speed of 305 km/h, underlining the vehicle’s track credentials. The AP-0 puts out 650 hp and 580 Nm of torque. “The AP-0 is a triumph of how form and function can be combined in one harmonious package. This begins with the front aerodynamic bodywork, which channels air underneath the car and behind the front wheels, along the body and out below the large rear diffuser. The flat floor exploits ground effect principles, helping to pin the car to the ground for tremendous cornering ability,” APEX shares. “This is aided by the low center of gravity provided by the 90kW floor-mounted battery pack. Together, these features enable the AP-0 to achieve a kerb weight of just 1,200kg.” APEX AP-0 Since the AP-0 is as much of an EV as it is a hypercar, the powertrain is designed and engineered to be a high-performance unit with efficient, fast charging. The resultant battery technology at the heart of the vehicle is capable of delivering enough charge to cover up to 320 miles (515km).   “Technology plays a key part in the AP-0. The new sports car pushes the boundaries of accuracy and safety when it comes to driver assistance, courtesy of its advanced LiDAR sensor technology. The sensors generate detailed maps of the vehicle’s immediate surroundings, comprised of a high-resolution, three-dimensional image with minute details – measuring as little as a few centimeters – at distances of more than 100m away,” states the press release. “The LiDAR technology allows the AP-0 to more accurately identify potential hazards, pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles, increasing safety and providing ultimate peace of mind for the driver.APEX AP-0   The exterior of the AP-0 is filled with sharp, jagged lines. Clad in Pearl White body paint, the AP-0 is crowned with a teardrop-shaped glass roof that fuses with a structural, aerodynamic fin, influenced by Formula 1 and Le Mans styling. The AP-0 is fitted with offset carbon fiber wheels, measuring 19 inches in diameter at the front and 20 inches at the rear, and married to elegant five-spoke rims.   Keeping up with the overall focus on lightweight design, the AP-0 features a clean, simple interior. The cabin features two seats, raised just 180mm above ground level and made entirely out of carbon fiber composite. The dashboard features smooth layers of materials that encapsulate the technology of the instrument cluster, while a compact steering wheel places superior control in the driver’s hands.   The AP-0 starts at a whopping £150,000 or about Php 9.7 million (plus local taxes). The AP-0 will go into production in late 2022 and will be shipped to customers from its UK manufacturing base to customers worldwide. APEX is currently accepting orders for the AP-0.  

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