Skip advert
Advertisement

New AIM EV Sport 01 supercar to debut at Goodwood

The AIM EV Sport 01 has over 600bhp and a rear-wheel drive setup

Goodwood Festival of Speed will play host to the launch of an all-new electric supercar - called the AIM EV Sport 01.

The EV Sport 01 is the work of legendary car designer, Shiro Nakamura, a man responsible for the Nissan GT-R and Nissan Leaf. It could almost be described as a combination of the two cars with savage GT-R-like acceleration and an all-electric powertrain.

Advertisement - Article continues below

“The EV Sport 01 has minimal form language and avoids exaggerated and complicated surfaces, reminiscent of the great European and Japanese sports cars of the 1960’s”, said Nakamura. The doors open upwards for the full supercar showboating effect and the car displays the classic long-bonnet, stubby rear end, sports car proportions.

A 81kWh battery sends power to two electric motors mounted on the rear axle. AIM says there’s over 600bhp and up to 740Nm of torque available. The EV Sport 01 is also pretty compact (much smaller than a BMW M2, for example) given the power on offer and for a full-EV the 1,425kg kerb weight is relatively light. 

The body is made from a tubular aluminium frame with double-wishbone suspension front and rear. Carbon fibre body panels and structure all help keep weight down and should provide decent torsional rigidity. 

Speaking ahead of the car’s dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed, AIM President and CEO Yukinori Suzuki said: “The vision for the AIM EV Sport 01 was fast, and enjoyable to drive, while the mainstream trend for EVs is AWD, the character of this car called for a RWD configuration. I am really excited to be personally driving the car up the hill at Goodwood this year!”

Want the latest car news in your inbox? Sign up to the free Auto Express email newsletter...

Skip advert
Advertisement
Senior news reporter

A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

New, all-electric Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio in line for 950bhp performance
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Badge
News

New, all-electric Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio in line for 950bhp performance

The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is on the way, it’s electric and the Quadrifoglio version sounds like it’ll be something special.
11 Apr 2024
Electric car charging in the UK
Fiat 500 connected to a Gridserve rapid charger
Tips & advice

Electric car charging in the UK

Keeping your EV battery topped-up is easier than ever. Here’s all you need to know about charging an electric car today
9 Apr 2024
Volkswagen ID. Buzz review
Volkswagen ID. Buzz - front tracking
In-depth reviews

Volkswagen ID. Buzz review

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is arguably the most convincing electric car from the company yet
5 Apr 2024
Charging to the Alps in the mind-blowing Rimac Nevera EV hypercar
Rimac Nevera EV hypercar - Dynamic front 3/4

Charging to the Alps in the mind-blowing Rimac Nevera EV hypercar

Can an electric car be a genuine grand tourer? We take a Nevera to the Alps to find out
29 Mar 2024

Most Popular

Car Deal of the Day: sensational BMW M2 is a bargain at this price!
BMW M2 - front tracking
News

Car Deal of the Day: sensational BMW M2 is a bargain at this price!

Our Day of the Day for 18 April is the formidable BMW M2 performance car
18 Apr 2024
New Vauxhall Mokka Griffin lowers small SUV’s price to £21,555
Vauxhall Mokka Griffin front 3/4
News

New Vauxhall Mokka Griffin lowers small SUV’s price to £21,555

The Griffin trim level is carried over to the petrol-powered models after appearing on the Mokka Electric
18 Apr 2024
Mazda CX-80 2024 preview: walkaround, specs and full details
Mazda CX-80 - front studio
News

Mazda CX-80 2024 preview: walkaround, specs and full details

Mazda’s first seven-seater in Europe for nearly a decade, the new CX-80 will be offered with plug-in hybrid or straight-six diesel power
18 Apr 2024