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Singapore's new supercar: The Dendrobium

(Source: Dendrobium Motors facebook page)

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Made of super lightweight carbon fibre, accelerating to 100 kilometers an hour in 2.7 seconds & running on batteries, Singapore's first supercar is unique.


Singapore's new supercar: The Dendrobium

Based on AFP-Relaxnews

Singapore's first supercar made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland this week.

That Singapore's new supercar is also an electric supercar, powered by Formula E lithium batteries, makes it even more unique.

The Dendrobium goes from 0 kilometers per hour (kmh) to 100 kmh in a mere 2.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 320 kmh.

With a chassis made from lightweight carbon fibre the car weighs a mere 1,750 kilogrammes.

A honeycomb pattern is the design theme found throughout the car. Even the dashboard buttons are honeycombs.

To be a supercar of the same caliber as a Ferrari or Lamborghini how the doors open, providing entry and exit into the car, is all important.

The visually striking doors and roof of the supercar were inspired by the petals of the blooming flower that gives the car its name: the Dendrobium orchid that is native to Singapore.

The doors of the supercar open upwards and backwards simultaneously.

The car's low-slung roof also lifts upwards and backwards.

The supercar was designed by a local Singaporean company named Vanda Electrics together with the design firm Williams Advanced Engineering.

The Dendrobium is a so-called concept car.

This means it does not have the finalised features of a production model.

If it does go to production, the supercar will be made in the tens rather than thousands.

Production is slated to begin in 2020.

For more info, see the supercar's facebook page here.

The Dendrobium features a sleek exterior (Source: Facebook)

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battery (noun): a device that is placed inside a car engine, clock, radio, etc. and that produces the electricity that makes it work - แบตเตอรี่, ที่กำเนิดไฟฟ้า

bloom : a flower (usually one on a plant that people admire for its flowers) - ดอกไม้

chassis (noun): the frame that a vehicle is built on - แชสซี, โครงรถยนต์ที่รวมทั้งเครื่องยนต์และล้อ

concept : a principle or idea - ความคิด

dashboard : the part of the car in front of the driver that the steering wheel of a car is attached to; front console; control panel - แผงหน้าปัดรถยนต์, แผงหน้าปัด

debut : performing or being introduced to the public for the first time - การเปิดตัว

finalise : to complete the last part of a plan, trip, project, etc - ทำให้เสร็จสมบูรณ์

firm : a business or company - บริษัท

inspire : to give people a particular feeling or a desire to do something - จุดประกาย

lightweight : not very heavy - เบา, มีน้ำหนักเบา

local : in the country being discussed -

model (noun): a version of a product sold during a certain period of time, a generation of technology or the product - รุ่น

native : connected with the place where you were born and lived for the first years of your life - แต่กำเนิด,โดยกำเนิด, พื้นเมือง

orchid (noun): a plant with brightly coloured flowers of unusual shapes. There are many different types of orchid and some of them are very rare. - ดอกกล้วยไม้

pattern : a regular arrangement of lines, shapes, colours, etc. as a design on material, carpets, etc - ลวดลาย

power : energy, from electricity or the human body, for example - พลังงาน, พลังงานกล,พลัง, กำลัง, แรง

production : the process of making goods or materials, especially large quantities - การผลิต

simultaneously : happening at the same time - ในเวลาเดียวกัน,ที่พร้อมกัน

slate : to plan that something will happen at a particular time in the future - วางแผนสำหรับสิ่งที่จะเกิดขึ้นในาในอนาคต

so-called : used for saying that a particular word is usually used for referring to someone or something - ที่เป็นที่รู้กัน

striking : very noticeable and surprising -

theme (noun): the subject or main idea in a talk, piece of writing or work of art - ประเด็นหลัก, ใจความสำคัญ, สาระสำคัญ

throughout : all over, in every part of -

unique : being the only one of its kind - ซึ่งเป็นหนึ่งเดียว

visually : in a way that involves the appearance or something or looking at something - เห็นได้ด้วยตา


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