Here is a spectacular package package for the “discerning connoisseur”. If you happen to run a small country or would like to spend some of that oil money before it all runs out then this could be the luxury EV collection for you.
Swedish design firm, Gray Design, have released details of the Hydra Collectors Suite which combines an electric powered boat, car and motorcycle all style beautifully with wood-panelled accents but built from carbon fibre and kevlar.
With the boat costing $14 million, the car $1.4 million and the bike $300 thousand it would all look perfect parked at the marina alongside your mega yacht wouldn’t it? If you are not frightened by the price or even if you are it is worth reading the press release and admiring the designs :-
Forged in the depths of innovation, from a blend of technology, style and speed, comes the Hydrafoil, a luxurious, high speed electric hydrofoil created to usher in a new era in seafaring.
This instant icon has been designed to be at the peak of marine technology with a steerable front foil, allowing three degrees of freedom that can make adjustments 32 times per second for the ultimate amount of control at high speed.
The design features sleek automotive styling both on the exterior and on the interior with full wrap-around limousine seats, multiple infotainment displays and even bespoke baggage for longer adventures.
The pilot house features an unbroken, state-of-the-art, 30 inch curved display screen from Yacht Defined. This provides a huge display surface that collects all the essential information from the yacht presented with beautiful graphics with a simple jog wheel control system to make it easy to navigate the information even at high speeds.
The drivetrain is a single 100hp electric motor running on a series of lithium ion batteries. Once the foil has lifted the yacht clear of the water, it can go on to reach a stable top speed of 40 knots. The low resistance made possible by the foil means that the yacht has a range of 45 miles on a single charge. Twin 50 amp charging cables allow it to be fully recharged within 5 hours.
The entire hull is constructed from a combination of carbon fiber and kevlar composite to give a high strength, lightweight construction that can withstand the rigours required for high speed performance.
- Overall length 9.5m
- Beam 4.2m
- Draught 1.6m
- Displacement 3,200kg
- Cruising speed 20 mph
- Fast cruising 38-46 mph
- Range (cruising speed) 45 miles
A ‘Woody’ for tomorrow, because legends should not be forgotten, nor ignored. The very nature of woodgrain makes it the perfect compliment for individualized luxurious automotive creations, reminding us of the bespoke coachbuilding masters of the past.
The Hydra concept is not only special because of its choice of exclusive natural materials but because of the company that it keeps. It makes up a third of the Hydra Collection from Gray Design, a trio of exclusive matching vehicles, designed to appeal to the obsessive compulsive tendencies of the world’s leading vehicle collectors.
As the car is developed in Trollhättan, the powertrain will be based on the new NEVS electrical drive system which will be tuned to develop 450 hp through in-wheel electric motors and allow the Hydra to reach a limited top speed of 215 kph.
Currently in build, the Hydros is a venture by Gray Design into the world of electrically powered motorcycles. A medium sized in-house project, we are moving towards registering and testing the Hydros on the open roads shortly with the design intent as illustrated below.
The current prototype uses a powertrain from ZERO motorcycles, and once testing is completed, we will be moving onto a custom built powertrain tailored to our requirements.
The design incorporates a premium audio sound system with a subwoofer and midrange speakers built into the body.
Credit: Gray Design