► New Austrian hypercar brand storms in…
► … looking for a fight with Lotus and Rimac
► Vayanne currently on European tour
Having been revealed in full at the New York auto show in April 2022, the Deus Vayanne electric hypercar is now embarking on a European tour. With a predicted output ‘more than’ 2200bhp and 1475lb ft, the Austrian start-up is pitching the car as a rival to the likes of the Lotus Evija, Aspark Owl and Rimac Nevera.
First stop for the European campaign will be the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como in Italy 20-22 May 2022, with a further appearance scheduled for the Top Marques show in Monaco and The Battery Show Europe in Germany in June. Then it will pop back over the pond to appear at Pebble Beach in August.
Who are Deus and why should we care?
Deus Automotive has been around since 2020, but the company has been keeping itself under the radar until it had something to show. The Vayanne – pronounced vy-ahn – is its inaugural project. Aiming high.
The reason we’re not immediately rolling our eyes and scrolling on is because the firm has pulled in some big names to assist with the process. Technical expertise comes courtesy of Williams Advanced Engineering and Italdesign, the two having been in collaboration already on the EVX electric vehicle platform.
It’ll be ludicrously fast, presumably?
The 2200bhp+ target would have been laughable not so long ago, but electric motors are making a mockery of conventional performance numbers.
As a result, Deus reckons the Vayanne should be good for 248mph and 0-62mph in ‘under 1.99 seconds’
Beyond this, details are scant. So if you’re wondering what the driving range is or the size of the battery pack, our best guesses at this stage are ‘short’ and ‘massive’.
Anything else interesting here?
The look of the thing plays repeatedly on an infinity loop motif and Deus is talking up the practicality of the Vayanne, saying it has 120mm of ground clearance and ‘useable storage space’.
The interior, meanwhile, is described as an ‘oasis of luxury’, and ticks off a number of the current catchphrases, including ‘digital instrument cluster’, ‘sustainable, technologically advanced solutions’ and ‘strong commitment to zero waste for a circular economy’.
The Vayanne will also have a ‘Deus Configurable Active Sound’ system, so owners can fine tune how the car sounds.
Come on then, how much is it?
Deus isn’t saying how much the Vayanne will cost just yet – stop us if you’re shocked. But it has announced that just 99 examples are planed for production, and that first deliveries are set for 2025.