2006 Loremo LS Concept
(from Loremo Press Release) Bavaria is well-known for its innovative car-makers and Loremo AG is the newest of this breed. The company was founded in 2000 by Gerhard Heilmaier, Stefan Ruetz and Uli Sommer and is planning to introduce a small series of the first 1,5 liter (157 mpg) 2 + 2 seater onto the roads.
The Loremo is a lightweight vehicle whose
development has taken a radical new direction: less is more and the
most efficient use of energy is not to use it at all.
The Loremo’s construction handbook would make an excellent diet recipe. Slim lines and no unnecessary ballast distinguishes the Loremo from all other cars. Its superior safety concept, excellent aerodynamic characteristics, revolutionary bodywork, the linear cell structure, and a radically new rear-axle keep it in form. It combines the economy of a compact car with the handling and feelings of a sports car. The Loremo LS – light and simple is a car which awakens emotions and yearns for sinuous roads.
Bodywork and chassis concept
The 95kg (209 lb) lightweight steel chassis – a patented linear cell
structure – is one of Loremo’s key elements. It performs well-above average in
crash simulations and provides excellent handling characteristics with its
low center of gravity and torsional stiffness. Longitudinal supports, extend
Not only is the energy efficiency reflected in the dynamic, elegant
lines of the Loremo but also in its sporting nature. The distinctive,
powerful front stretches softly into the extended rear.
There is no B-pillar as the panorama roof has no load-bearing
function and is simply bolted to the roll-bar.
The Janusseater - two seats are in front of the pyramidal cross-support and two rear-facing behind it - is equipped with super-light ergonomic seats.
The seats, embedded in the linear cell structure, create a feeling of sporty security and comfort. There is plenty of room for sporting equipment or for additional suitcases, if the rear-facing seats are not with passengers.
The spartan, sporty interior design does away with unnecessary fittings and its two-ply plastic construction doesn’t need any additional finishing.
High-quality interior furnishing in alcantara and high-tech fabrics provides spacious luxury and comfort. If required the Loremo LS can be equipped with a simple air-conditioning system, an on-board PC with navigation system, an mp3 player, and a driver information system.
Of particular note is the rear differential-link axle, specially-developed for the Loremo, which combines the advantages of longitudinal- and semi-trailing link axles. With maximum load, the axle is indifferent to toe and camber at full suspension compression. In curves, however, the wheel leans inwards to achieve better lateral traction.
An optimal load distribution of 50:50 is achieved by placing the motor centrally and 105/70 R14 low-profile tires give good road holding and perfect straight-line driving.
The 20 PS (15 kw) two-cylinder turbo-diesel motor powers the 450 kg
(204 lb) light Loremo LS to up to 160 km/h (100 mph). It accelerates from 0
to 100 km/h (63 mph) in 20 s and its aerodynamic form achieves a Cw value
Those who want more should look forward to the Loremo GT. With 50 PS
(37 kw) and a 3-cylinder turbo-diesel motor it reaches a top speed of
220 km/hr (138 mph). And with 2.7 liter for 100 km (88 mpg) it is still very