The Lumen electric supercar is polarizing. It’s only natural to try and compare it with that which we are familiar, but to do so seems unfair for such a beautiful machine! (I’ll leave it to you to comment and tell us what you’re thinking!)
Let’s work inside out, shall we? Under the hood… well, under the hood is space for luggage! It’s powertrain consists of a central battery located in the base that powers the electric motors located at the axles. This frees up space in the trunk and hood for cargo. Its range approaches 250 miles on a single charge not including supplemental power by its regenerative braking system. Clad in aluminum, carbon fiber and leather, the interior is far less showy than the loud exterior aesthetic and despite its compact size and roadster styling, it actually features a sliver of a backseat for a total of 3 passengers + driver.
As for the exterior, the most notable features are exaggerated wheels fenders, a dramatic retractable spoiler and surprising half-suicide doors. While they seem like superfluous details for dramatic effect, they each serve a purpose. A massive air intake at the nose feeds the cooling systems and A/C while side intakes direct air to the large wheel arches to cool brakes. It also uses a front splitter with side blades to control the air on the sides of the car. It’s impossibly low and its wide body is designed to hug the ground. With this in mind, the unique doors make it possible to exit and enter easily. The active spoiler changes position depending on the driving characteristics set by the driver.
Designer: Sebastian Gómez