It's hard to believe that with its dramatic, organic shape and unique synchronized door and roof opening, that the original designs for the Dendrobium were first drawn-up over 20 years ago, back in 1996.

Always conceived to be an electric car, the technology simply wasn't available at the time to turn the vision into a reality. However, helped in no small part by the lessons it had learned in designing and building the Formula E battery, a partner was found in Williams Advanced Engineering, that had the capabilities to give the Dendrobium the motivation it needed.

Launched earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the Dendrobium is the work of Vanda Electrics, a Singaporean company that wants to use the hypercar as a halo demonstration of its design and production capabilities.

"We are extremely happy that this has finally come to life," says Larissa Tan, the CEO of Vanda. "We plan to [put it into production] depending on the reception from Geneva, but if we do it's going to be a limited run. This is already a dynamic show car, so it does move, and it's planned for production in the future."

Always conceived to be an electric car, the technology simply wasn't available at the time to turn the vision into a reality. However, helped in no small part by the lessons it had learned in designing and building the Formula E battery, a partner was found in Williams Advanced Engineering, that had the capabilities to give the Dendrobium the motivation it needed.

Launched earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the Dendrobium is the work of Vanda Electrics, a Singaporean company that wants to use the hypercar as a halo demonstration of its design and production capabilities.

"We are extremely happy that this has finally come to life," says Larissa Tan, the CEO of Vanda. "We plan to [put it into production] depending on the reception from Geneva, but if we do it's going to be a limited run. This is already a dynamic show car, so it does move, and it's planned for production in the future."

May 30, 2017 Driving photo: Fia Formula E

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