|ED Design Torq|
|Introduction||2015 Geneva Motor Show|
|Similar||Tesla Model S|
The autonomous ED Design Torq was first unveiled to the public at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. With no windows and no mirror, the ED Design Torq is a design study but also a prototype for a Self-Driving Race Car (SDRC) that ED Design hopes to release in the late 2010s. As it is autonomous, the car has no steering wheel, and the driver will only be able to see by a 360° wraparound monitor projecting images in the car's interior. The cars are also open-source, meaning they will be used as testbeds for technologies such as autonomy, and these tests will not be internalized.
The Torq is powered by four electric motors producing a total of 500 hp (507 PS; 373 kW), and producing 1328 ft·lb (1800 Nm) of torque. The Torq is capable of a top speed restricted to 155 mph (250 km/h).
ED Design claims that they want the Torq to do a four-minute lap at Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe.