Elaphe Propulsion’s R8 Is Not Mid-Engined – In Fact It Has No Engine

words: Bill Cho, photos/video: Elaphe Propulsion

Nor does it have a transmission or gearbox. So how can it go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds? Elaphe Propulsion builds motors into the wheels. The wheels on this R8 produce a combined 4,425 ft-lb of torque and 590hp.

How well does this technology work? Well watch the video below and decide for yourself and read all about Elaphe Propulsion here.