The Quant F is a zero-emission, gullwing-doored super-saloon capable of 0-62mph in under three seconds. It has a top speed of 186mph and a power output of 1075bhp. The Quant F is a development of the Quant E, and it will make its worldwide premiere at the Geneva Motor Show courtesy of its maker, NanoFlowcell AG.
“This car is enormously powerful, environment-friendly and unique in one,” says Nunzio La Vecchia, Chief Technical Officer at nanoFlowcell AG.
Built in Liechtenstein, the Quant F uses four motors powered by electricity generated by a fuel cell. NanoFlowcell’s run on two ionic fluids – one positively charged and one negative – stored in a pair of 250-litre on-board tanks. The Quant F uses a two-speed automatic transmission.
The enhanced nanoFlowcell continuously feeds over 50 amperes of current into the newly developed buffer system of the QUANT F. In turn, this buffer system is briefly able to supply over 2000 amperes when needed for full performance. “To our knowledge, no-one has ever before put a system delivering over 2000 amperes on the road in a passenger car. This is unique. We achieve this by combining our flow battery with the new buffer system. This system opens up vast potential for the future of electric mobility,” says Nunzio La Vecchia.
That four-wheel-drive system is permanent, except when rapid acceleration is required, in which instance it becomes less permanent, and switches to rear wheel drive only, declutching the front axle. There’s a two-stage aerofoil that kicks in above 50mph, offering ‘even sportier driving’.