Egoista Motors really wants to build a $10,000 sports car, but the Italian automaker needs a bit of help.
The company is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign to build its EM 01 Stradale (ST), a 180-mph plug-in that looks like a fun-sized F1 car. Egoista needs $100,000 on IndieGoGo to do it, and the brand has just received its first reservation.
The ST, which has also been called the Predator PC010 ST, can be offered either as a pure electric or a hybrid.
The $10,000 will get you the basic electric kit, which you obviously have to put together yourself. The Italian company will assemble it for you for a $3,000 fee, though.
For an extra charge, a gas engine will be mated with the li-Ion battery system, netting a 0 to 60 mph time of less than 3.0 seconds and a top speed of over 180 mph. In electric mode, the Stradale can travel 186 miles; with the help of the gas engine, that figure grows to 280.
Egoista describes the Stradale as “An Everyday Racecar,” and it equips an open cockpit, a stainless steel rollbar, and loads of zero-emissions adrenaline.
Even better, the EM 01 is actually street-legal.
If you place a deposit on the EM 01, you can expect delivery in June of 2015. But first, they have to make the money.
Like most crowdfunding sites, IndieGoGo offers various rewards for different pledges. $850 is all that’s required to reserve an EM 01 ST kit, with a $1,500 deposit necessary to preorder the assembled version. Balance will be due on delivery.
For $10,000, though, you’ll earn the Egoista M Virtual Simulator, a complete car (sans engine) with an attached computer and three displays. With the simulator, you’ll never have to leave your home to race the EM 01.
As of this writing, Egoista has 59 days to raise a remaining $98,285.