Published on March 26th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro4
Three-Wheeled EPIC Torq Roadster Is Pure EV Performance
While automobile designers have stayed with the tried-and-true four-wheeled setup on automobiles, there have always been those willing to try something…different. EPIC EVs has rolled out their all-electric Torq Roadster, a performance-focused electric vehicle offering perhaps the most fun you can have on three wheels.
Not unlike the Morgan three-wheeler of old, the EPIC EV Torq Roadster features two wheel in the front, one wheel in the back, and a combination of high-thrills fun and emissions free driving that only electric vehicles can offer. The carbon fiber body panels and polycarbonate windscreen and a high-tech suspension are just a few of the lightweight features that help make this three-wheeled EV a nimble corner carver.
But there is more to the Torq Roadster than just making tight turns. The electric motor powering the lone rear wheel offers an astounding 400 horsepower and 600 ft-lbs of torque, allowing the Torq Roadster to achieve up to 1.3 Gs of lateral acceleration. For comparison’s sake, the 2013 Corvette ZR1 with 638 horsepower and a $110,000 price tag can only achieve up to 1.1 Gs of lateral acceleration.
Don’t expect to find an EPIC EVs Torq Roadster at your next car meet though. Building of these three-wheeled EVs is scheduled to begin sometime in 2014, and just 50 examples are planned for production. As for pricing, no word yet, but it is definitely one of those “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it” situations.