Koenigsegg’s ‘Quark’ Electric Motor Is Only One Square Foot

The ‘Koenigsegg Quark’ is an ultra-lightweight, compact electric motor that is roughly one square foot in size. The Quark weighs only 63 pounds, which is a mere fraction of what most high-performance motors weigh.

Despite its small size and low weight, the Quark delivers a maximum of 335 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, while being capable of sustaining 134 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The Swedish hypercar-maker developed this motor for use in its future vehicles, but also for scientific uses beyond this.

The Quark is only a few inches deep, meaning it is easy to fit two or three in a vehicle, delivering reliable performance without weighing down the vehicle. Koenigsegg has also stated that this motor will be used in aerospace and deep-sea transportation devices. Essentially, the Quark is a futuristic motor, today.