(from Venturi Press
Release) VENTURI INVENTS THE MODERN ELECTRIC CAR
Launched in 2004, the VENTURI FÉTISH was presented on the occasion
of the brand's 20th Anniversary, with the intention of casting a
look, not to the past, but to the future of VENTURI.
The journalists and personalities who were able to drive it
discovered for the first time, 6 years ago, that an electric car
could not only be very alluring but also offer the same performance
as a car with a heat engine.
In this respect, VENTURI thus truly invented the modern electric
Thanks to its many innovations which have defined the main technical
principles for electric vehicles to come, VENTURI thus changed
mentalities and served as inspiration for the entire automobile
industry, from small craftsmen to major manufacturers.
VENTURI has since become a group, actively pursuing its development
in several different sectors, from battery electronics to
electrification of vehicles for large-scale production.
Endurance, speed, extreme conditions, the VENTURI GLOBAL CHALLENGES
are real exploits at both human and technological level, fantastic
adventures which have adopted the world as their testing-ground in
order to demonstrate the superiority of VENTURI achievements, from
Shanghai to Paris, on the Bonneville salt flats in Utah and, soon,
in the Antarctic.
On the strength of its technological leadership based on 10 years of
specialisation in electric propulsion, VENTURI is now presenting two
highly sporty models in world premières : the new VENTURI FÉTISH and
VENTURI AMERICA, both benefitting from the most advanced
technologies currently available.
VENTURI AMERICA : "HIGH VOLTAGE"
The VENTURI AMERICA
combines both the values of traditional America and those resulting
from new awareness of ecological issues.
This new American dream is embodied by this new model from VENTURI :
a high-riding electric sports car that one can see oneself driving,
one's hair in the wind, through the fantastic scenery offered by
this vast continent.
Equipped with the same motor of over 300 hp as the VENTURI FÉTISH,
this new-era "buggy" is, in fact, a high-powered lightweight vehicle
with a chassis specially designed to suit its particularly high
body. The AMERICA is nevertheless an acceleration car that
symbolizes "cool green attitude" while being a luxury technological
In fact, there is nothing today that is anything like this fantastic
vehicle, half sports car, half buggy, but it is well worth betting
that VENTURI has once again come up with a model that will enter the
annals of history.
The AMERICA also marks a new milestone for VENTURI which has just
launched VENTURI NORTH AMERICA in Columbus, Ohio. In parallel to its
sites in MONACO and FRANCE, this new unit will enable VENTURI to
pursue its technical and commercial development in the United
VM300 : A NEW-GENERATION ELECTRIC
The AMERICA has borrowed
its motor from the new FÉTISH, the VM300, which, with over 300 hp
(+220 kW) and torque of 380 Nm, is the most advanced electric motor
ever designed for an automobile.
To get the very best out of such a motor, a new 54 kWh battery pack
has been developed (LIV-10 Lithium Ion Polymer batteries) whose
electronics (Battery Management System) have been entrusted to
Ventec, the leader in the field.
The AMERICA offers a real range of up to 300 km. Thanks to its
on-board charger, it can recharge using a standard electrical socket
or fast charge terminals (see Specs).
A SPECIAL CHASSIS
The first chassis
specifically designed to house a large volume of batteries, the
carbon monocoque developed by Venturi provides exceptional
protection for its occupants : the body is in fact completed by two
deformable cells positioned at the front and rear of the vehicle.
This concept guarantees the security of the battery pack in the
event of an accident and provides a level of safety never before
attained in an electric car.
With the same aim, the chassis of the Venturi AMERICA has been
designed and tested to protect passengers from electromagnetic
emissions from the vehicle's batteries.
Derived from that of the new FÉTISH, the AMERICA's chassis has been
treated to specific development.
A real synthesis of two
exclusive automobile worlds, the AMERICA is both an electric sports
car and an all-terrain leisure vehicle. This "mix" approach ensures
extreme versatility in use.
Its performance, balance and sports car road-holding, combined with
its particularly high body and specific tyre mounting, ensure that
it is equally at ease on steep paths as on the highway.
This electric "Buggy" offers the possibility of venturing off the
beaten track while respecting the environment in terms of both noise
pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
THE AMERICA'S DESIGN, BY SACHA
“Design of the AMERICA,
signed Sacha Lakic
Some dreams stay with us forever, and become clearer over time.
That of driving a fast, modern and silent sports car through amazing
scenery is one of them.
The AMERICA was born for the great outdoors.
Just as comfortable on the secondary highway network in the USA as
on narrow mountain roads in Europe, or even fast earth tracks, this
car of a new kind offers unique driving pleasure comprised of
precision, acceleration and gliding.
It has the Venturi ADN. This is indeed an innovative sports car,
hi-tech and refined. Behind the wheel, the absence of any noise and
a panoramic field of vision give an impression of total freedom.
The AMERICA is a contemporary sculpture in movement, both simple and
sophisticated, and charged with emotion : the purpose of each one of
its curves is to give both visual and tactile pleasure.”