At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Piech Automotive, founded by Anton Pich (great-grandson of Ferdinand Porsche), presented the Mark Zero coupe to the public. The model received an elegant exterior design with a pretty front end design, where drop-shaped headlights and an oval radiator grill draw attention to themselves.
The sweeping silhouette of the sports car was realized due to the long bonnet and the cabin with a sloping roof line, shifted as far back as possible. As for the stern, it is worth noting the muscular rush of the rear wheel arches and the narrow stripes of the lanterns.
The two-door Piech Mark Zero is an electric car built on a modular platform of its own design, while the developers did not rule out the possibility that a version with an internal combustion engine will appear in the future. In terms of dimensions, the coupe reaches a length of 4,432 mm, a width of 1,991, a height of 1,250, and a wheelbase of 2,620 millimeters.
The car is driven by two synchronous motors on the rear axle (one for each wheel) and one asynchronous motor located at the front. Each of them develops 204 hp, but the peak output of the units is not announced. But the dynamic characteristics are known: acceleration from zero to hundreds takes 3.2 seconds, and the maximum speed is 250 km / h.
Electric motors are powered by a battery developed by the Chinese-German firm Desten. Its capacity has not been disclosed, although the mileage on one charge is declared at 500 km (according to the WLTP cycle). It is also reported that the energy density in the battery is over 1,600 Wh / kg, while it takes only 4 minutes and 40 seconds to recharge it from 0 to 80%.
This is a record figure for electric cars, but such figures are achievable only when using the charging stations of the Chinese-German company Qingdao TGood Electric. The battery itself is designed for 5,000 charge-discharge cycles, after which its efficiency will drop to 80%.
The battery blocks are located in the center tunnel and above the rear axle. This arrangement made it possible to achieve good axle weight distribution, which contributes to better handling. A distinctive feature of the battery is its low heating level, which eliminates the need for a complex and heavy liquid cooling system. However, the two-door still weighs a lot – 1,800 kg.
Since Piech Automotive has not yet decided on a production partner, the timing of the Mark Zero’s appearance on the market, as well as its price, are still unknown. At the same time, the automaker has already announced that after the coupe, they plan to prepare a four-seater model and a sports crossover.