Dubbed the DS E-Tense Performance, the prototype consists of two electric motors that have a combined power of 815hp and a claimed 0-60mph sprint in just 2 seconds.
The concept was developed by DS Automobiles motorsport division – DS Performance.
“Our objective is to apply the experience acquired in Formula E and the expertise that we’ve taken from our international titles to a project which predicts the high-performance electric car of tomorrow,” said Thomas Chevaucher, DS Performance’s director.
“It is a laboratory that we will use to analyse the behaviour of components and to develop them with a view to future manufacturing. The idea is also to find solutions to lower costs, make them easier to manufacture and explore implementations in production models. The next generations of the E-TENSE range will benefit from these developments.”
Design wise, the dagger-looking headlights are made entirely from LEDs. The body has a beetle-effect interference colour, which sits on 21-inch alloy wheels.
Under the sharply-angled bodywork is a carbonfibre monocoque chassis and a drivetrain taken from a Formula E single seater.
The battery is stored in a carbon-aluminium composite envelope in a central rear position for optimum weight distribution.
Inside there is a cockpit that has been designed to gather data, a Formula E steering wheel and black leather upholstery.
While this is a one-off prototype in physical terms, the DS E-Tense Performance will be available in NFT form.
DS Automobiles said that four different series will be offered between 7th February and 23rd October 2022 from the prototype’s unveiling until the Paris Motor Show.