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This retro beauty is a modern electric beast

The Renovo Coupe all-electric supercar.

Renovo Motors

The past met the future Friday at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as Renovo Motors unveiled its Renovo Coupe all-electric supercar.

The Renovo Coupe prototype, inspired by the 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe, can do 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, powered by lithium-ion charged twin motors producing 500 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. It has been in "stealth mode" development since the company's founding in 2010.

The rear-wheel drive, 3,250-pound supercar can be quick-charged in as little as 30 minutes from a 480-volt Level 3 charger and in five hours from a 240-volt Level 2 charger. The Silicon Valley auto maker said limited production of the $529,000 (U.S) vehicle, which has a battery range of about 160 kilometres, would start in 2015.

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"Renovo Motors sought to create an aspirational vehicle that demonstrates the performance, control, and excitement that is possible with EV technology," said Christopher Heiser, Renovo CEO, in a press release. "We have poured our passion and innovation into the Coupe in an effort to deliver a truly amazing driving experience, and we're honored to present the production prototype of our car at the Concours d'Elegance."

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