California-Built Performance Roadster EV Launches This April

Are you looking for an out of the ordinary vehicle that would also happen to be electric powered?

Epic EV’s new Lithium Powered TORQ Roadster will be available for in-person demonstrations at the Epic EV R&D Center in Vista, CA, Saturday, April 6 from 1pm-5pm.

This will be the first event where customers, dealers and media will be able to experience the TORQ Roadster, a vehicle the company calls The World’s Fastest 3 Wheeled Electric Vehicle.

The TORQ Roadster does 0 to 60mph in 4 seconds and with its 3-wheeled architecture can achieve over 1G of lateral acceleration.

Its electric motor provides over 600 pounds feet of peak torque with a peak instantaneous horsepower of over 400.

To slow all this power the TORQ features Wilwood 4-piston brakes and a Formula 1 style high-performance custom cam suspension and chassis, designed by Palatov Motorsports.

The TORQ’s lightweight chassis is built by Magnum Offroad and the lithium Storage is provided by Flux Power Inc.

The vehicle’s styling originates from Motive Industries and Eleven Design.

“While seeking record breaking MPGe with the 3 Wheeled Aptera Electric Vehicle I often found myself longing for a more aggressive styled and track worthy adaptation. The TORQ will create a class of its own with its perfect balance of power, handling and aggressive styling,” said Chris Anthony, Epic EV’s founder and co-founder of Aptera, the World’s Most Efficient Commuter Vehicle. “The TORQ Roadster confirms that you don’t have to compromise performance to embrace efficient vehicle technologies.”

The TORQ Roadster starts at $65,000 in the United States and €50,000 in Europe.

Deliveries begin in April 2013 with the first unit to be delivered at the April 6 Launch Event.

The San Diego company said many TORQs will be viewable at the Launch Event in various stages of assembly and can be reserved at any time.

Epic EV will be producing approximately 50 TORQs in this first year, followed by a substantial increase in 2014.

Epic EV is now taking orders for the 2013 TORQ Roadster with a fully refundable $10,000 deposit. A traditional waiting list will be established for 2014 production for 2014 Roadsters.