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Deus Automobiles debuts 2,200-hp Vayanne electric hypercar

The Austrian automaker says the 400-km/h coupe will be trimmed with sustainable natural leather and be limited to 99 examples

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A few weeks after it teased a couple of darkened images, Austria-based Deus Automobiles has finally presented a full reveal of its hypercar at the New York Auto Show. The Vayanne hypercar – named for the city of Vienna – is an all-electric road-rocket that promises to deliver an Earth-shattering 2,200 hp and 1,475 lb-ft of torque.

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That power output puts the Vayanne in rarefied hypercar territory, where it will battle similarly-powered heavyweights like the Rimac Nevera, Pininfarina Battista, and the Lotus Evija. It should prove a worthy rival, too, with a claimed sub-2.0-second time to 60 mph (96 km/h) and a top speed just shy of 250 mph (400 km/h).

Design-wise, the Deus Vayanne certainly fits the bill for a high-performance vehicle. There’s that low-slung profile with various scoops and air vents to channel airflow and maximize down force. According to Deus, the outlandish rear end was inspired by the infinity loop (even if it bears more than a passing resemblance to the Lotus Evija instead).

Inside, Deus says the natural leather is produced using “sustainable, technologically advanced solutions.” We are not clear on what that means and can only assume it fits into the mold of the Vayanne EV being an “environmentally friendly” hypercar.

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Electric startup Deus has been working on this ambitious project with some heavyweights in the automobile industry. First is Italdesign, the renowned automobile design outfit; as well as Williams Advanced Engineering, which provided technical support. Williams is the current exclusive supplier of the Gen3 battery system used in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. It is a partnership that speaks to the seriousness of the Vayanne dream.

The Deus Vayanne will have a production run limited to just 99 units, and according to the carmaker, the first deliveries will happen in 2025. Pricing information is not yet available, but its exclusive nature and bonkers performance figures clearly indicate that it will not be cheap, and that’s putting it mildly.