DREAM FOR 2035: Driving the extraordinary, asymmetrical DS X E-Tense electric concept car
First Look At The DS X E-tense, The Car From 2035
DS automobile’s vision of what motoring could look like in 2035 has just got more real. building on the renders its released last year, the french automakers are giving the public a first chance to take a look at its DS X E-tense concept supercar, an electric drive housed in a futuristic, asymmetric body.
dubbed the ‘supercar of the future‘, the X E-tense is a thousand-kilowatt (1,360 hp) front-wheel-drive with a carbon fiber chassis. its most eye-catching design touch however, is the asymmetric shape that puts its driver out in the wind but keeps the passenger enclosed.
the open cockpit features a sharply reclined seat, a small steering wheel and minimal switches, much like that of a single-seater racing car cockpit. next to it the passenger cabin promises a similarly unique driving experience.
after climbing through a falcon-wing door, a see-through floor combined with a large bubble window gives a view of the surroundings as they flash by. it also features a massaging seat that, according to DS, ‘stretches back like a bird’s deployed wing’.
the car has two different engines, one for race tracks and the other for road use. for road use, peak power stands at 400kw (540 horsepower), a figure that rises to 1,000kw (1,360 horsepower) in ‘circuit’ mode.
members of the public will have a chance to see the supercar in all its glory at the chantilly arts & elegance concours on the june 30. however, its not clear if all the promised specs and features have been realised just yet, like the massaging seat that stretches back like a bird’s wing for example.
DS also says that ‘new technology’ is capable of recovering its original form after an impact’ but there’s no further information on that either.