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Global Debut: Singapore's First Hypercar

BY Azfar Hashim

The all-electric, zero-emission two-seater Dendrobium concept hyper car will make its global debut at this March's Geneva Motor Show

A fully electric revolution is heading to this year’s Geneva Motor Show in the shape of the Dendrobium, Singapore’s first-ever hypercar. Slated for its global debut on March 7th, the high performance two-seater concept is the brainchild of Singapore electric mobility experts, Vanda Electrics, and mixes striking design with the latest in e-powertrain development.

Vanda Electrics has engaged Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services division of the Williams Group – which also includes Williams Martini Racing – as its technical partner to build the Dendrobium concept and assist in future project development. The division specialises in race-bred aerodynamics, composites, batteries and electric drivetrains. Marking the latest step in Vanda Electrics’ global strategy to revolutionise zero emissions vehicles, the Dendrobium follows on from a commercial vehicle (Ant Truck) and e-scooter (Motochimp). Further Dendrobium details will be revealed in the coming months.

Dendrobium’s high-tech componentry will be clothed in a body featuring automatic roof and doors, which open in a synchronized, theatrical manner, resembling a fully-opened dendrobium flower, a genus of orchids native to Singapore. The interior of the Dendrobium will feature the finest Scottish leather from Bridge of Weir Leather Company, which sources the best hides from the best heritage breeds and has adopted the very latest technology. The result is the lowest carbon tannery and leather product in the world.